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Some Adaptations of Relativity in the 1920s and the Birth of Abstract Architecture

John G. Hatch Jr, The University of Western Ontario

Abstract

John Hatch examines the friendship between Theo Van Doesburg and El Lissitzky, which was fuelled by a shared interest in scientific theories. Both moved from painting to architecture in seeking out a form best suited to conveying the spatiotemporal experiences phrased by Relativity, resulting in some remarkably innovative architectural designs and theories.

Suggested Citation

John G. Hatch Jr. "Some Adaptations of Relativity in the 1920s and the Birth of Abstract Architecture" Nexus Network Journal 12.1 (2010): 131-147.