Theo van Doesburg

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Theo and Nelly van Doesburg in the studio on Rue du Moulin Vert, Paris. 1923.
Born August 30, 1883(1883-08-30)
Utrecht, Netherlands
Died March 7, 1931(1931-03-07) (aged 47)
Davos, Switzerland
Collections Institut Collectie Nederland, MoMA
Web Dada Companion, Wikipedia

Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) was a Dutch artist, who practised painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl.

Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst, 1925, Log, PDF.

Publications

Books

  • "Grondbegrippen der nieuwe beeldende kunst", Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 13:1 & 13:2, Haarlem: Bohn, 1919, pp 30-49 (13:1) & 169-188 (13:2); repr. as Grondbegrippen der nieuwe beeldende kunst, intro. S.U. Barbieri, Nijmegen: SUN, 1983, 119 pp. (Dutch)
    • Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst, Munich: Albert Langen (Bauhausbücher, 6), 1925, 40+[26] pp. (German)
    • Principles of Neo-Plastic Art, intro. Hans M. Wingler, afterw. H.L.C. Jaffé, trans. Janet Seligman, London: Lund Humphries, 1968, x+73 pp; Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1968, x+73 pp, PDF. (English)
    • Atarashii zōkei geijutsu no kiso gainen [新しい造形芸術の基礎概念], trans. Hisao Miyajima, Tokyo: Chuo koron bijutsu shuppan, 1993. (Japanese)
    • Principios de nuevo arte plástico y otros escritos, trans. & intro. Charo Crego, Murcia: Colegio oficial de aparejadores y arquitéctos técnicos, 1985, 210 pp. (Spanish)
    • Principes fondamentaux de l'art néo-plastique, trans. Isabelle Ewig and Didier Semin, Paris: Beaux-arts de Paris, 2008, [112] pp. (French)
  • Klassiek, barok, modern, Antwerpen: De Sikkel, 1920, IDL. (Dutch)
    • Classique, baroque, moderne, Anvers: De Sikkel, and Paris: L. Rosenberg, 1921, 31+[15] pp. (French)
  • Wat is Dada?, The Hague: De Stijl, 1923, 14 pp; facs.repr., Leeuwarden: Miedema Pers, 1971; repr., Amsterdam: Nijsen, 1983. (Dutch)
    • Qu'est-ce que Dada?, intro. Marc Dachy, Paris: L'Echoppe, 1992, 58 pp. (French)

Selected writings

  • Scritti di arte e di architettura, ed. Sergio Polano, Rome: Officina, 1979, 632+[88] pp. (Italian)
  • De Stijl en de Europese architectuur: de architectuuropstellen in Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931, intro. Cees Boekraad, Nijmegen: SUN, 1986, 285 pp. (Dutch)
    • On European Architecture: Complete Essays from 'Het Bouwbedrijf' 1924-1931, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1990, 324 pp. (English)
    • Theo van Doesburg über Europäische Architektur: gesammelte Aufsätze aus Het Bouwbedrijf 1924-1931, Basel: Birkhäuser, 1990, 320 pp. (German)
  • L'opera architettonica, ed. Evert van Straaten, trans. Elena Colombetta and Massimo Parizzi, Milan: Electa, 1993, 223 pp; 2nd ed., 2004. (Italian)

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