Colour, Form and Space

Rietveld Schröder House challenging the future

Authors

Marie-Thérèse van Thoor (ed)
Delft University of Technology

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Synopsis

This book on the Rietveld Schröder House (by Gerrit Th. Rietveld, 1924) sheds light on the thorough restorations of its exterior (1970s) and interior (1980s), and the principles for the furnishing when it opened as a museum house for the public, in 1987.

Since the restorations, carried out by architect Bertus Mulder (b. 1929), the house is once more a shining manifesto of De Stijl and modernist living. Few realize that this is one of the first examples of a restored modern heritage building.

The Rietveld Schröder House is also a milestone in the history of modern heritage restoration and a manifesto for the concern for modern heritage in the Netherlands. This study was made possible by a Keeping It Modern Grant from The Getty Foundation.

Chapters

  • Introduction
    Marie-Thérèse van Thoor
  • The Restoration of the Exterior
    Marie-Thérèse van Thoor
  • The Paintwork and the Colours of the Exterior
    Marie-Thérèse van Thoor
  • Restoration of the Interior
    Marie-Thérèse van Thoor
  • The House of Truus Schröder
    From Home to Museum House
    Natalie Dubois
  • Indoor Climate in the Rietveld Schröder House
    Barbara Lubelli, Rob van Hees

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Keywords:

  • Rietveld Schröder house
  • Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
  • Truus Schröder- Schräder
  • Utrecht
  • heritage
  • Published

    13 February 2019

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    Details about this monograph

    ISBN-13 (15)

    9789463661454

    Date of first publication (11)

    01-02-2019

    Physical Dimensions

    210mm x 210mm