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Mies van der Rohe : a critical biography

Author: Franz Schulze; Edward Windhorst
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : New and rev. editionView all editions and formats
This comprehensive biography tells the compelling story of how Mies and his students and followers created some of the most significant buildings of the twentieth century. It traces Mies's European career in its progression to avant-garde modernism, where his work was materially rich but of modest scale, to his second maturity and world renown in the United States, where he invented a new architectural language of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Schulze; Edward Windhorst
ISBN: 9780226756004 0226756009
OCLC Number: 768728923
Description: xii, 493 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Youth in imperial Germany: 1886-1905 --
Apprenticeship, marriage, and World War: 1905-18 --
Europe out of the ashes: 1918-26 --
Weimar at high tide: 1926-30 --
Political crises and the end of the Bauhaus: 1930-36 --
America beckons: 1936-38 --
Architect and educator: 1938-46 --
A new architectural language: 1946-53 --
The 1940s --
The Farnsworth saga: 1946-55 --
American apogee: residential work 1950-59 --
American apogee: commercial and institutional work: 1950-59 --
Worldwide practice: the 1960s --
Was less less? 1959-69 --
Recessional: 1962-69 --
Appendix A: protégés --
Appendix B: Mies's career, in publications and exhibitions.
Responsibility: Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst.


Traces Mies van der Rohe's progress from traditionalist to radical modernist in his European period to his second maturity in the United States, where his architecture focused on the artistic  Read more...
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