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Neo-Plasticism

Neo-Plasticism. Associated with Piet Mon-drian's (1872–1944) austere abstractions after 1914, the term suggests art freed from any naturalistic tendencies. To this end he confined his designs to straight vertical and horizontal lines and primary colours, with black, grey, and white, reducing three-dimensional forms to simplified, elemental plans which he thought the bases of plastic shapes. Neo-Plasticism was adopted as an aesthetic by De Stijl, notably by Rietveld, and had a profound effect on architectural plans of the 1920s.

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Chilvers Osborne, & Farr (eds.) (1988);
Les'nikowski (ed.) (1988);
Overy (1988);
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