Im Laboratorium der Moderne

Matthias Noell
Im Laboratorium der Moderne
Das Atelierwohnhaus von Theo van Doesburg in Meudon
Architektur zwischen Abstraktion und Rhetorik

2011. 16 x 24 cm, softcover with flap
262 pages, 120 illustrations
ISBN 978-3-85676-246-9
CHF 52.00 / EUR 49.00

With photographs by Ilse Leenders
Designed by Prill Vieceli Cremers


Between 1929 and 1931, the Dutch painter and art theorist Theo van Doesburg (1883–1931) built a studio house for himself and his wife in Meudon near Paris. In this house of high conceptual and formal architectural quality, Van Doesburg’s thoughts on art and architecture flow together in an impressive way. The first monograph on Van Doesburg’s only completed building describes the building’s history as well as a comprehensive picture of the theoretical considerations of his architect and their implementation in practice.