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Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the fight over a Modernist Masterpiece

Author: Alex Beam

Publisher: Penguin Random House LLC

Size: 14,5 x 21,6 x 3 cms

Pages: 352

Ilustrations: B&W

Cover: Hardcover

Publication date: 2020

ISBN: English 9780399592713


In 1945, Edith Farnsworth asked the German architect Mies van der Rohe, already renowned for his avant-garde buildings, to design a weekend home for her outside of Chicago. Their personal and professional collaboration would produce the Farnsworth House, one of the most important works of architecture of all time, a blindingly original structure made up almost entirely of glass and steel.

Alex Beam presents a stylish, enthralling narrative tapestry, illuminating the fascinating history behind one of the twentieth-century's most beautiful and significant architectural projects.

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