|Francesco Manacorda & Michael White|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2014|
Piet Mondrian's (18721944) steady advance toward pictorial abstraction represents one of modernism's most important breakthroughs, and this book charts how he developed his style in relation to his studio and also the urban landscapes of Amsterdam, Paris, and New York City. The more than 50 color and black and white images include early successes like the radiant figurative piece The Red Mill and the tranquil Composition in Oval, along with mature masterworks like the 1927 Composition with Red, Yellow and Blue and the minimalist Composition with Double Line and Yellow. Of particular interest are the photographs of the Dutch painter in his studio, which—with its grids and squares of color—looks like an ideal habitat for his art.