Theo van Doesburg: Principles of Neo-Plastic Art (1919–) [DE, EN]

27 November 2017, dusan

Van Doesburg‘s treatise on De Stijl movement.

First published in Dutch as “Grondbegrippen der nieuwe beeldende kunst in the magazine Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte 13:1 & 13:2, 1919.

German edition
Publisher Albert Langen, Munich, 1925
Bauhausbücher series, 6
40+[26] pages

English edition
Publisher Lund Humphries, London, 1968
Publisher (US edition): New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, CT, 1968
x+73 pages

WorldCat (EN)

Grundbegriffe der neuen gestaltenden Kunst (German, 1925, 11 MB)
Principles of Neo-Plastic Art (English, 1968, 45 MB)

Theories of Modern Art: A Source Book by Artists and Critics (1968)

18 July 2017, dusan

“A collection of texts from letters, manifestos, notes and interviews. Sources include, as the title says, artists and critics—some expected, like van Gogh, Gauguin, Apollinaire, Mondrian, Greenberg, just to name a few—and some less so: Trotsky and Hitler, in the section on Art and Politics. The book is a wonderful resource and insight into the way artists think and work.”

Edited by Herschel Browning Chipp
Contributions by Peter Selz and Joshua C. Taylor
Publisher University of California Press, 1968
ISBN 0520014502
xv+664 pages

Reviews: Romare H. Bearden and Carl Holty (Leonardo, 1970), Elizabeth Gilmore Holt (Art Bulletin, 1972).


PDF (179 MB, no OCR)

Katy Deepwell (ed.): Feminist Art Manifestos: An Anthology (2014)

27 June 2017, dusan

“What is a manifesto? A political programme, a declaration, a definitive statement of belief. Neither institutional mission statement, nor religious dogma; neither a poem, nor a book. As a form of literature, manifestos occupy a specific place in the history of public discourse as a means to communicate radical ideas. Distributed as often ephemeral documents, as leaflets or pamphlets in political campaigns or as announcements of the formation of new parties or new avant-gardes, manifestos above all declare what its authors are for and against, and ask people who read them to join them, to understand, to share these ideas. The feminist art manifestos in this anthology do all of these things as they explore the potential and possibilities of women’s cultural production as visual artists.”

Publisher KT press, London, 2014
ISBN 9780992693435
132 pages

Reviews: Susan Ballard and Agnieszka Golda (Australian Feminist Studies, 2015), Monika Kaiser (FKW, 2015, DE).