Mies Van Der Rohe

Author: Jean-Louis Cohen,Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780419203308

Category: Architecture

Page: 143

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This book examines the life and work of one of the great architects of our time, Mies van der Rohe. Beginning and ending in Berlin, from the pre-1914 houses for the intelligentsia to the final masterpiece of 1968, the Neue Nationalgalerie, this essay records the stages of a distinguished career from the Bauhaus to Chicago, Detroit, Montreal and to New York, with the famous Seagram Building, confirming Mies van der Rohe as the equal of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. Jean-Louis Cohen brings out the paradoxes in this elegant, remote, refined and mysterious personality: the man who built the monument to Rosa Luxembourg and who flirted with the Nazi regime; the architect who affirmed, in one of his famous aphorisms, that 'less is more' and yet does not hesitate to use the most sophisticated materials for his buildings. This study shows how Mies 'designed, in his initial types, and in their development, categories of buildings as symbolic of the capitalist way of production as of the Florentine palaces of Quattrocento society'.

Mies Van Der Rohe

Author: Franz Schulze,Edward Windhorst

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226756009

Category: Architecture

Page: 493

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Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography is a major rewriting and expansion of Franz Schulze's acclaimed 1985 biography, the first full treatment of the master German-American modern architect. Co-authored with architect Edward Windhorst, this thoroughly revised edition features new and extensive original research and commentary and draws on the best recent work of American and German scholars and critics. Schulze and Windhorst trace Mies's European career in its progression to avant-garde modernism-where his work was materially rich but of modest scale-to his second m ...

The Mies Van Der Rohe Archive

Author: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,Mies van der Rohe Archive

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815301196

Category: Architects

Page: 506

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Conversations with Mies Van Der Rohe

Author: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe,Moisés Puente

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568987538

Category: Architecture

Page: 95

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It has been said that modernist legend Mies van der Röhe's thirty years spent working in America reflected his most consistent and mature efforts toward achieving his goal of a new architecture for the twentieth century. Focusing on this American period, Conversations with Mies van der Rohe, the latest addition to our Conversations series, gives fresh credence to this claim by presenting the architect’s most important design issues in his own words. In this collection of interviews Mies talks freely about his relationship with clients, the common language he aimed for in his architectural projects, the influences on his work, and the synthesis of architecture and technology that he advanced in his designs and built works. Conversations with Mies van der Rohe makes an important contribution to the corpus of Mies scholarship. It presents a vivid picture of a master of modernism, bringing his artistic biography to a close while completing the scope of his style in terms of techniques, scale, use of materials, and typology. An essay by Iñaki Ábalos provides a context for these interviews and looks at Mies’s legacy from a contemporary perspective.

Mies van der Rohe – The Built Work

Author: Carsten Krohn

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3038212873

Category: Architecture

Page: 240

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This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies’ design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their orginal state, examines them from the present day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master. The book presents eighty of Mies’ works in chronological order. Approximately thirty of these works are analyzed in detail in three parts. In the first part, the construction is documented in its built state; for this all the ground plans were redrawn by the author. The second part outlines the changes to the buildings and the third part develops the results of this investigation with regard to their relevance to the contemporaryview of Mies’ work.

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Author: Jean-Louis Cohen

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035616817

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century architecture. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, he is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and plans, this book traces the multifaceted development of his work, including his first Berlin buildings, his villa projects, his work at the Bauhaus in the 1930s, and his American projects of the postwar years. Jean-Louis Cohen was the director of the Institut français d’architecture until 2003 and is currently a professor at New York University. He has an established reputation as a leading international historian of architecture. His broad and encompassing perspective makes this book a reliable and comprehensive introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe gehörte zu den führenden Persönlichkeiten in der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts und ist für Architekten und viele andere, die sich der Tradition der Moderne verpflichtet haben, eine Schlüsselfigur. Mit wissenschaftlich fundierten Texten und opulentem Plan- und Fotomaterial zeichnet das Buch die facettenreiche Entwicklung seines Werkes nach: Die ersten Berliner Bauten, seine Villenprojekte und Tätigkeit am Bauhaus in den dreißiger Jahren sowie die amerikanischen Projekte der Nachkriegszeit. Jean-Louis Cohen, bis 2003 Direktor des Institut français d’architecture und zur Zeit Professor an der New York University, hat einen etablierten Ruf als international führender Architekturhistoriker. Seine umfassende Perspektive macht das Buch zu einer verlässlichen Einführung in das Werk Mies van der Rohes.

Mies at Home

Author: Xiangnan Xiong

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000600815

Category: Architecture

Page: 214

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Mies at Home is a radical rereading of one of the most significant periods in Mies van der Rohe’s career, from the mid- to late 1920s when he was developing his seminal spatial ideas— ideas that would culminate in his celebrated design of the Tugendhat House. The book examines how Mies’s experience of residing in his apartment, doubling as a studio, in central Berlin had an impact on his spatial concepts. It uncovers one of the most profound but virtually untold aspects of Mies’s development: how his visions of an ideal lifestyle came out of his own living experience and how they, in turn, informed his domestic architecture. Mies’s quest featured two breakthroughs. In the Weissenhof apartment building, he conveyed a flexible and manifold lifestyle that many of the avant-garde artists, including himself, were practicing. Later, in the Tugendhat House, he put forward an alternative way of living that centered on contemplation. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Mies at Home offers a fresh investigation of the diverse intentions and strategies the architect used in creating his iconic open spaces. It will be an insightful read for researchers, academics, and students in architectural history and theory.

Tugendhat House. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Author: Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat,Ivo Hammer,Wolf Tegethoff

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035622493

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

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Built and designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1928–1930, the Tugendhat House in Brno / Czech Republic is one of the most significant buildings of European modernism. In 2001, UNESCO added the house to the List of World Cultural Heritage Sites. In this third, updated edition, the authors give personal and historic insights relating to the house; also documenting aspects pertaining to art history and conservation-science studies. The comprehensive description and in-depth discussion of the materials used is a special feature in this field of research. The appeal of this monograph lies in the publication of photographs from the family archive which, for the first time, show the house in its lived-in condition. The experimental artistic color photographs by Fritz Tugendhat are among the pioneering achievements of amateur photography.

Looking for Mies

Author: Ricardo Daza,Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press


Category: Architecture

Page: 206

View: 6059

A man (evidently the architect Mies van der Rohe), stands in a room in a glass-and-steel building. This is the scene that author Ricardo Daza uses for his investigation into the man, the room, the building, and what the architect is looking at. Looking for Mies unfolds like a detective novel, complete with deductions, revelations, and conclusions about the architect's work. This fascinating study of van der Rohe is illustrated with 160 duotones.