The Art of Destruction
Distributed for Reaktion Books
Mondrian: The Art of Destruction concentrates on the paintings, the artist's major achievement, examining the influences that shaped his art: Fauvism and Cubism c.1910, the work of Bart van der Leck, De Stijl and the Parisian art world during the 1920s. Mondrian appears not as an isolated figure, but as an artist who took a keen interest in the world around him, a veritable avant-garde painter who saw his role as a creator of a new, modern culture.
1. The Path of Ascension, away from Matter: The Years to 1914
2. Natural Reality and Abstract Reality: 1914-19
3. The Content of all Art is One: Neo-Plasticist Painting and the Other Arts
4. Centres of Magnetism - Paris, London, New York: 1919-44
List of Illustrations