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Piet Mondrian 1872-1944
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. ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Bulfinch Press
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I was turned onto Mondrian by Yves Saint Laurent's re-interpretationof his paintings as a dress, but I have no idea that Mondrian's body of work was so large! Quite literally hundreds nad hundreds (not even including those lost during WWII) of graphic artworks focusing on the arrangement of lines and colour blocks. Many of these works look very similar, but it is extremely difficult to actually wualify any specific pieces as "better" as they are all so oddly unique. What intrigues me most is tha ...more