An extraordinary photograph: Gerrit Rietveld, Mart Stam and El Lissitzky at the Schröder House, 1926

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Abstract

The Schröder House, designed in 1924 by Gerrit Th. Rietveld (1888-1964) in close
collaboration with the client Truus Schröder-Schräder (1889-1985), has been
photographed countless times.1 Most of the photographs of this well-known
monument are architectural photographs, of its exterior or interior. Only a few
of them include one or both of the designers. One such photograph, from 1926,
appears in many publications concerning Rietveld or the Schröder House. It is an
intriguing shot; but what exactly does it tell us?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDutch connections
Subtitle of host publicationEssays on international relationships in architectural history in honour of Herman van Bergeijk
EditorsSjoerd van Faassen, Carola Hein, Phoebus Panigyrakis
PublisherDelft University of Technology
Pages381-390
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)978-94-6366-360-1
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameInaugural speeches and other studies in the Built Environment
PublisherTU Delft Open
Volumespecial issue
ISSN (Print)2451-9804
ISSN (Electronic)2451-9812

Keywords

  • architectural history
  • Rietveld Schröder House
  • De Stijl
  • international connections

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