Architect, painter, art theorist: an outstanding figure in the European art panorama of the 1930s.
[Theo van Doesburg.
The architectural work] Architect, painter, art theorist, founder and director of the magazine “De Stijl”, van Doesburg was a reference point for artists like Mondrian and architects like Oud and Rietveld. He made a clear mark on the choices of the Bauhaus in graphics, lettering and architecture, and in 1930 he founded “Art Concret”, the magazine of reference for the abstract groups of the period.
The volume offers a complete, systematic overview of his activity in the fields of architecture and the applied arts. With its wealth of documentary and iconographic materials, it contributes to correct many misconceptions that have arisen concerning the relationship between the theoretical tenets of neoplasticism and their concrete translation into architecture, presenting a research model and reference point in the critical literature on the architectural avantgardes of the 20th century.