Journals Higher Education



Published: 10 July 2003

196 Pages | 46 Illustrations, black & white, 6 Illustrations, colour

9.4 x 6.7 inches

ISBN: 9780719061622

Bookseller Code (06)


De Stijl and Dutch modernism

Michael White

Published by Manchester University Press

Critical Perspectives in Art History MUP

  • De Stijl was the title of a magazine founded in the Netherlands in 1917 and is now used to identify the abstract art and functional architecture of its major contributors: Mondrian, Van Doesburg, Van der Leck, Oud, Wils and Rietveld
  • This book is the first to emphasize the local context of De Stijl and explore its relationship to the distinctive character of Dutch modernism
  • Examines the connection between debates concerning abstraction in painting and spatiality in architecture and contemporary developments in the fields of urban planning, advertising, interior design and exhibition design
  • Describes the interaction between the world of mass culture and the fine arts