- An accessible and authoritative account of De Stijl by leading experts in the field which is set to become the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference book on the subject
- Features a wide range of art-works from collections worldwide
- Profusely illustrated with a wide variety of images, from artworks and buildings to photographs, letters and documents, which convey the texture of the world which De Stijl emerged from
In the early 1920s, a group of Dutch artists and architects influenced by some of the ideas of Dada, formed a movement called De Stijl (The Style). The Story of De Stijl presents work by Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg, Gerrit Rietveld, and the other members of this influential group, as well as archival photographs of the artists. The authors – experts in this seminal abstract style that encompassed painting, sculpture, architecture, interior design, and more – explore the evolution of the movement not just through traditional art-historical analysis, but also through anecdotes, conversations, articles, and other contemporary sources. With more than 325 colour illustrations, The Story of De Stijl makes clear the lasting importance and influence of this once avant-garde movement.