Ida van Zijl
Phaidon Press, London, 2010, English
Nonfiction, Architecture
11.6 x 10.2 x 1.2 inches, hardcover, 240 pages, 200 color and 200 black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 9780714849430
Suggested Retail Price: $75.00

From the Publisher. From his first great design masterpiece, the Red-Blue Chair, to his final design for the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, Gerrit Rietveld created a significant body of work and left a remarkable legacy. His simple yet dynamic design style has greatly affected international furniture design and has made a significant contribution to the history of architecture. Author Ida van Zijl, who is the Deputy Director of the Centraal Museum and who has organized a variety of exhibitions that have included Rietveld, gives a thorough, accessible account of Rietveld's life and his work. Designed by Wim Crouwel, the best-known Dutch graphic designer, the book provides a rich mixture of beautiful images and a fascinating story. Most crucially, this book gives Rietveld the attention he has long deserved as a designer and architect, presenting a comprehensive coverage of his output and a full analysis of his achievements.

On 2 book lists
Stanley Abercrombie

A wider view of Rietveld's work than most of us have seen before (released December 2010).

Gijs Bakker

Most treatments of Rietveld’s oeuvre split it in two: furniture and architecture. This book reads as one complete story where all the works come together.

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