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The Resource Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, Yve-Alain Bois ... [et al.]

Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, Yve-Alain Bois ... [et al.]

Label
Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944
Title
Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944
Statement of responsibility
Yve-Alain Bois ... [et al.]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although Mondrian is generally recognized for his powerful influence on twentieth-century art, architecture and design, his achievement as a painter has been underestimated. This comprehensive monograph traces Mondrian's career, from his early Dutch landscapes at the turn of the century to the dazzlingly rhythmic compositions he painted in New York at the end of his life. In this volume, his identity as a modern artist is addressed in detail. While the continuity within his entire evolution is fully explored, particular attention is paid to moments of dramatic change: his discovery of modernism and later of cubism; his struggle toward abstraction; his invention of the "neoplastic" style for which he is best known; and his dynamic development of that style from the 1930s until the end of his career
  • An emphasis on Mondrian's pictorial development also involves an emphasis on his working process. While this volume stresses the modernity of Mondrian's work, it demonstrates, especially in its presentation of his unfinished works, that Mondrian's abstract art was far from mathematical, either in its origins or in its expression; rather, it was the product of a highly intuitive mind and hand, gradually working toward carefully modulated but far from measurable compositional solutions. In the present volume, the texture and autograph surface of each work are taken into account, and Mondrian's original framing decisions have been recorded and reproduced, often for the first time
  • Yve-Alain Bois's major essay on the artist's career focuses especially on the invention and development of Mondrian's neoplastic style. In examining the parallel evolution of the artist's theory and his art, Bois supports the painter's own rejection of any interpretation of his abstract work as either geometric or symbolic, and demonstrates that far from constituting a formal exercise, neoplasticism offered an entirely new articulation of painting and thought. Bois pays particular attention to the late work and to the ways in which the artist conceived it as a critique of his earlier achievements. Hans Janssen explores the relationship between theory and practice in Mondrian's neoplasticism. From the early landscapes and throughout the mature career, he sees a fundamental continuity in the role of the symbolic
  • The fully illustrated Chronology of the artist's life and work and the Catalogue by Joop Joosten and Angelica Z. Rudenstine contain much new documentation, as well as extensive and largely unpublished quotations from Mondrian's correspondence with his contemporaries
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.9492
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND653.M76
LC item number
A4 1995 Oversize
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • catalogs
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1872-1944
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mondrian, Piet
  • Bois, Yve Alain
  • Haags Gemeentemuseum
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)
  • Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mondrian, Piet
  • Neoplasticism
Label
Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, Yve-Alain Bois ... [et al.]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Haags Gemeentemuseum, Dec. 18, 1994-Apr. 30, 1995, the National Gallery of Art, June 11-Sept. 4, 1995, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 1, 1995-Jan. 23, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-399)
Contents
Chronology / Joop Joosten with Angelica Zander Rudenstine -- Catalogue / Joop Joosten with Angelica Zander Rudenstine -- The iconoclast / Yve-Alain Bois -- Learning from experience / Hans Janssen
Control code
ocm32444161
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780821221648
Lccn
94073231
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)32444161
Label
Piet Mondrian, 1872-1944, Yve-Alain Bois ... [et al.]
Publication
Note
Catalog of an exhibition held at the Haags Gemeentemuseum, Dec. 18, 1994-Apr. 30, 1995, the National Gallery of Art, June 11-Sept. 4, 1995, and the Museum of Modern Art, Oct. 1, 1995-Jan. 23, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 393-399)
Contents
Chronology / Joop Joosten with Angelica Zander Rudenstine -- Catalogue / Joop Joosten with Angelica Zander Rudenstine -- The iconoclast / Yve-Alain Bois -- Learning from experience / Hans Janssen
Control code
ocm32444161
Dimensions
31 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9780821221648
Lccn
94073231
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)32444161

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