The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam1850-2000 From Michael Thonet to Marcel Wanders
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The Furniture Collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam provides a comprehensive overview of the Stedelijk Museum's furniture collecting activities from 1934 to 2000. It charts the rich collection, which includes work by P. Berlage, K.P.C. de Bazel, Piet Kramer, Gerrit T. Rietveld, Martin Visser, Piet Hein Eek and Marcel Wanders, as well as international furniture classics designed by Michael Thonet, Charlotte Perriand, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Marcel Breuer, Joe Colombo, Arne Jacobsen, Ettore Sottsas, Phillippe Starck and Ron Arad. Besides a complete overview of the furniture collection, this annotated catalogue includes an introduction to the history of the museum's collection and exhibition activities. Furthermore a number of themes, such as international and Dutch icons, contrasts and evolutions, are discussed in short texts.
The spectacular presentation Kramer vs. Rietveld - Contrasts in the furniture collection, one of the opening exhibitions in the Stedelijk Museum's temporary location on the Oosterdokskade is being organized to celebrate the publication of this massive descriptive catalogue.
ISBN 978-90-5662-194-0 | 1. edition | May 2004 | available | Luca Dosi Delfini, with contributions by Jan van Adrichem, Philip van Daalen, Ingeborg de Roode, Monique Splinter and Marijke van Weerdt | design: Beukers Scholma | English | hardcover | 25 x 31,5 cm | 456 pages | in conjunction with: the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. | with support from: Meubelindustrie Gelderland bv and Jaff Pierson Foundation
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