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Rietveld, Gerrit Thomas

(gĕrĭt` tō`məs rēt`fĕlt), 1888–1965, Dutch architect and furniture designer. At first a cabinetmaker, Rietveld created (c.1917) a chair that was an important contribution to modern furniture design. Moving away from the established heavy, closed furniture style, he emphasized a dematerialized effect. From 1919 to 1931 he was a member of the StijlStijl, de
[Du.,=the style], Dutch nonfigurative art movement, also called neoplasticism. In 1917 a group of artists, architects, and poets was organized under the name de Stijl, and a journal of the same name was initiated.
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 movement, during which time he turned to architecture. His best-known building is the Schröder House, Utrecht (1924), in which he created an impression of weightlessness and equilibrium that are clearly related to Mondrian's painting style.


See studies by T. Brown (1958) and A. Buffinga (tr. 1971).

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And in the final room, the bold decision to recreate part of the Gerrit Rietveld Pavilion which had so delighted Hepworth when it acted as a venue for her art in 1965 at the Kroller-Muller Museum, was admirable, but in the narrow confines of the final gallery the reconstruction could not act effectively on her sculpture in the way that the Pavilion had done in the more spacious and natural Otterlo Park.
And did the rehang feel at home, as it were, in the museum's geometrically functional but nevertheless challenging Gerrit Rietveld building?
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The band followed up their debut release 7AM with the cracking Tracer in 2012, while juggling their studies at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam.
Tonny studied art at Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Government Academy for Fine Arts in Amsterdam.
Donald Judd installed each floor with pieces from his collection of more than 500 objects, including artworks by Jean Arp, Carl Andre, Larry Bell, John Chamberlain, Marcel Duchamp, Dan Flavin, David Novros, Claes Oldenburg, Ad Reinhardt, Lucas Samaras, Kurt Schwitters and Frank Stella and furniture by Alvar Aalto, Michael Thonet, Gerrit Rietveld, and Donald Judd, among others.
It offers a wide range of examples of how artists sought to disseminate their work as an enhancement to people's daily lives, from Futurist clothing by Giacomo Balla and Fortunato Depero to Cubist garments by Sonia Delaunay and Op-art apparel by Getulio Alviani with the designer Germana Marucelli; from Marcel Duchamp's readymades to Surrealist objects by Man Ray and Salvador Dail; from De Stijl toys by Gerrit Rietveld to Bauhaus ones by Lyonel Feininger.
In this house we have collected many works of contemporary art, by modern and old masters, and many of the finest international design products -- such as Canta armchairs by Toshiyuki Kita and Orange armchairs by Gerrit Rietveld, to name only two.
IN THE AUTUMN OF 2010, THE CERAMICS DEPARTMENT of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy travelled from Amsterdam, The Netherlands, to the porcelain capital of China, Jingdezhen.
Designs by Charles Eames and El Ultimo Grito are on display, as well as the Modernist highchair by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld and Spotty, a 1960s paper chair designed by Peter Murdoch.
Its premise is that Gerrit Rietveld (1888-1964) is still primarily thought of for just two early designs, the Red Blue Chair (1918/23) and the Schroder House (1924), and that much of his long career is overlooked.
Following her study at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, her work has developed in diverse phases, from functional objects to sculpture.