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MIES IN BERLIN & POSTDAM

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Author: Wita Noack, Ingolf Kern (eds.)

Publisher: form + zweck

Size: 12,5 x 16,5 x 0,6 cms

Pages: 128

Illustrations: Color & B&W

Cover: Softcover

Publication date: 2021

ISBN: German / English 9783947045235

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With research, texts, drawings and photos by Carsten Krohn

The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lived and worked in Berlin for thirty years. For him, the Temple of Western Modernism on Potsdamer Strasse and the Lemke House on lake Obersee represent points of departure and return, lighting out and legacy. But these are only two key points of his work. In and around Berlin and Potsdam, the great avant-garde architect designed and built many buildings. And subsequently also rejected a good number of them.

But with the meticulousness of an archeaologist and detective-like zeal, the architectural historian and photographer Carsten Krohn has uncovered, classified and analyzed the forgotten projects of Mies' Berlin years - from the villa to the traffic tower, from the tombstone to the trade fair design, from the furnished apartment to the department store. Convictions become clear, models shine through, trajectories emerge. For a long time, Mies' masterpieces were the most widely received. They paint the picture of a radical architect, but one who was not without roots. For the first time, with the help of the Mies Map, it is now possible to experience the early Mies in all his breadth and diversity. The Map fits in every pocket and is an invitation to cross the historical paths of Mies by all means.

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