MIES VAN DER ROHE. Claire Zimmermann


Author: Claire Zimmermann

Publisher: Taschen

Size: 21 x 26 x 1,2 cms

Pages: 96

Illustrations: Color & B&W

Cover: Hardcover

Publication date: 2016

ISBN: English 9783836560429

ISBN: Spanish 9783836560405


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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 abdingly elegant essence.

This book presents more than 20 of Mies van der Rohe's projects from the period 1906–1967 to introduce his groundbreaking practice and influence in both America and Europe.

Claire Zimmerman worked on the 2001 Museum of Modern Art exhibition "Mies in Berlin." In addition to authoring a number of essays for that exhibition's catalog, she has published on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and connections between modern architecture and new media practice. A doctoral candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center, she holds a masters in architecture from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Yale University, Barnard College, and Florida A&M University.

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