Mies van der Rohe

Description

Famed for his motto "less is more," Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience. Mies van der Rohe's philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions. With the help of contemporary technological and material developments, he sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, showcased by the likes of the Seagram Building and Farnsworth House. Some spoke out against this stark approach as the precursor to bland, generic cityscapes. Others cite Mies van der Rohe as the ultimate master of an abidingly elegant essence. This book presents more than 20 of Mies van der Rohe's projects from the period 1906-1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe.

Details

Author(s)
Peter Gössel, Claire Zimmerman
Format
Hardback | 96 pages
Dimensions
210 x 260 x 12.7mm | 556g
Publication date
29 Oct 2015
Publisher
Taschen GmbH
Publication City/Country
Cologne, Germany
Language
English
ISBN10
3836560429
ISBN13
9783836560429
Bestsellers rank
14,536