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de Stijl

or De Stijl

[duh stahyl] /də ˈstaɪl/
noun
1.
a school of art that was founded in the Netherlands in 1917, embraced painting, sculpture, architecture, furniture, and the decorative arts, and was marked especially by the use of black and white with the primary colors, rectangular forms, and asymmetry.
See also neoplasticism.
Origin of de Stijl
1930-1935
1930-35; < Dutch: literally, the style, the name of a magazine published by participants in the movement
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British Dictionary definitions for stijl

Stijl

/staɪl/
noun
1.
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De Stijl

/də staɪl/
noun
1.
a group of artists and architects in the Netherlands in the 1920s, including Mondrian and van Doesburg, devoted to neoplasticism and then dada
Word Origin
Dutch, literally: the style, title of this group's own magazine
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