- 189 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. + 1 DVD. (4 3/4 in.)
- Additional Authors
- Reitsma, Lex.
- "Book + Film"--Cover."Premsela.org."--p.  of cover."Rietveld's Chair is a Premsela design story"--Colophon/Credits."Weeshuisproject 02--P.  of cover.Includes bibliographical references (p. [186-187]) and index.Summary: The Red-Blue Chair by furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld belongs, along with the 'Barcelona Chair' by Mies van der Rohe and the 'Chaise Longue' by Le Corbusier, to the most famous pieces of modern furniture in the world. Since 2006 the'Red-Blue Chair' has figured as the visual icon of 'De Stijl' in the canon of Dutch history. The chair is found in important museum collections all over the world. Rietveld's Chair is the result of an investigation into the genesis and development, use and reception of this modern classic by art historian Marijke Kuper. The book presents new facts and visual materials as well as an overview of all the prewar examples of the chair discovered thus far. It is an openended overview, because there is still a chance that an unknown original model of the'Red-Blue Chair', or one presumed lost, could suddenly surface somewhere. Exhibition: Central Museum, Utrecht (20.10.2010-11.01.2011)Text and DVD in Dutch and English.