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Title: Schroeder House and Schoenmaerker in the DeStijl Movement

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Subject: History
Author: Vance H
Date: May 5, 2015
Level: University
Grade: A
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If Gropius and others were considered the grandfathers of modernism then Rietveld and others are the fathers. De Stijl entailed -The stripping down of the traditional forms of architecture, furniture, painting, or sculpture into simple "basic" geometric components or elements. The composition from these separate elements of formal configurations, which are perceived as wholes, while remaining clearly constructed from individual and independent elements...

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The composition from these separate elements of formal configurations, which are perceived as wholes, while remaining clearly constructed from individual and independent elements. -A studied and sometimes extreme asymmetry of composition or design. -An exclusive use of orthogonal (horizontal and vertical lines or elements) and the "pigment primary" colors (pure red, yellow and blue) Plus the neutral colors and tones (white, grey, black)1 Much of Schoenmaekers theories were directly linked to the De Stijl movement, the belief in these primary colors holding "cosmic" significance, as well as "a formal polarity of horizontal and vertical axes"...

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