The richly illustrated and accessible monograph on the Dutch designer and world-renowned architect – now in paperback
Gerrit Rietveld’s simple yet dynamic style greatly influenced international furniture design and contributed significantly to the history of architecture. Following Rietveld from his humble beginnings as a cabinetmaker to his final years as a world-renowned architect, this book presents both his lesser-known work and his most celebrated. It explores his significance in the wider context of avant-garde movements, and his influence within De Stijl and Functionalism. This highly detailed yet accessible monograph is designed by the acclaimed Dutch designer Wim Crouwel.
About the Author
Ida van Zijl was curator of design at the Centraal Museum, Utrecht from 1978-2013 and organized a variety of exhibitions, several of which included the work of Rietveld. She had complete access to the museum’s collection of Rietveld documents, as well as those held by his family and friends, when creating this account of Rietveld?s life and work.