Living in the Amsterdam School - Designs for the interior 1910-1930

Ingeborg de Roode, Marjan Groot

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TaalEnglish language
Formaat23 x 28 cm
Omvang304 pages
Illustraties400 illustrations in colour
VerschenenApril 2016
ISBN978 90 6868 699 9

Published in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Characterized by an abundance of forms, the Amsterdam School (1910–1930) is an expressionist movement that was unique to the Netherlands. Although its architecture is famous the world over, this is the first overview to explore the furniture and interior designs of the Amsterdam School. Interior accessories such as furniture, lamps, and clocks typically feature sculptural shapes. Powerful color combinations figure in textiles and wallpapers. Objects are often produced from luxurious materials, using labor-intensive and traditional craft techniques. The influence of the Amsterdam School is also manifest in designs for posters, book covers, and theater programs.

This richly illustrated publication offers an analysis of the furniture design of the Amsterdam School, together with essays that chart the movement’s dissemination, commercial reception, international context, and abiding impact on contemporary design. Case studies on Michel de Klerk, companies that produced stained glass, and the restoration of interiors complete this fascinating survey. The book includes the work of designers such as Tine Baanders, Louis and Willem Bogtman, Fré Cohen, Joseph Crouwel, De Nieuwe Honsel, Jaap Gidding, Dick Greiner, Michel de Klerk, Piet Kramer, Hildo Krop, Liem Bwan Tjie, Joan Melchior van der Mey, Gustaaf Adolf Roobol, and H.Th. Wijdeveld.

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