J.J.P. Oud and the International Style

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J.J.P. Oud was a famed modern architect; his European contemporaries are Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In Leiden in 1917, Oud, with the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg and the expatriate Hungarian Vilmos Huszar, and fellow Hollanders Jan Wils and Bart van der Leck formed a collaboration between artists and […]

J.J.P. Oud was a famed modern architect; his European contemporaries are Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. In Leiden in 1917, Oud, with the Dutch artist Theo van Doesburg and the expatriate Hungarian Vilmos Huszar, and fellow Hollanders Jan Wils and Bart van der Leck formed a collaboration between artists and architects a movement they called De Stijl. The loose knit group slowly disintegrated, but in terms of architectural style the movement sought a unity between art and society that flirted with Constructivism, developed theories of Neoplasticism, and what Oud called Cubism. Although these intellectualized theories seldom resulted in architectural realities, the realized projects were spectacular and they include Oud’s director’s hut at the Oud-Mathenesse housing development, 1923, and the facade of the Cafe De Unie, Rotterdam, 1925. This annotated bibliography documents not only the literature on Oud but also Oud’s own writings. A biographical essay, this book examines the place afforded Oud in the international literature of architecture and traces his career which spanned fifty-seven years. Architectural students and scholars will benefit from this guide to the major archives, minor collections, and listing of Oud’s projects and the books in his own professional library. Bibliographic entries are alphabetically arranged, by books and monographs and by journals, within chronological divisions. Entries are cross-referenced to a works list and index.

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