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The artless word : Mies van der Rohe on the building art

Author: Fritz Neumeyer
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using Mies' writings the author presents a reconstruction of the metaphysical and philosophical inquiry upon which he based his modernism. It aims to present an integrated view of Mies' philosophy of building including his American career.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Neumeyer, Fritz.
Artless word.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©1991
(OCoLC)644104104
Named Person: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fritz Neumeyer
ISBN: 0262140470 9780262140478
OCLC Number: 22421084
Notes: Originally published in German under title: Mies van der Rohe.
Description: xxii, 386 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: The double work field - architect as author; philosophy as patron - the view into the intrinsic, from accident to order - the way to building, the "Great Form" and the "Will to Style"; the ambivalence of concepts - construction or interpretation of reality? Berlage or Behrens? Hegel or Nietzsche?; elementary form-giving - departure for the limits of architecture - "Beyond Architecture" - on eternal building, construction as promise of art - building art in the raw, the building master of today; from material through purpose to idea - the long path to the building art - departure from the will of the epoch - building art as spiritual decision, 1926 - stimuli, critique and orientation, space for the unfolding of the spirit; architecture for the search for knowledge - the double way to order. Appendices: manifestos, texts and lectures - 1922-1927 - skyscrapers (1922), "Office Building" (1923), office building (1923), "Building" (1923), "Solved Tasks - a Challenge for Our Building Industry" (1923), "Building Art and the Will of the Epoch!" (1924), "Industrial Building" (1924), lecture (1924), review of Paul Tropp, Entwicklung und Aufbau der Miete (1924), letter to Die Form (1926), lecture (1926), letters to Die Form - "Regarding the New Volume" and "On Form in Architecture" (1927), foreword to the official catalog of the Stuttgart Werkbund exhibition "Die Wohnung" (1927), foreword to Bau und Wohnung and "Concerning My Block" (1927), introductory remarks to the special issue "Werkbundausstellung - Die Wohnung" (1927), lecture (1927), draft of a letter (around 1927); notebook (1927-1928); 1928-1938 - "The Preconditions of Architectural Work" (1928), "We Stand at the Turning Point of Time - Building Art as the Expression of Spiritual Decisions" (1928), "On the Theme - Exhibitions" (1928), the Adam building (1928), "Build Beautifully and Practically! Stop This Cold Functionality" (1930), "On the Meaning and Task of Criticism" (1930), "The New Time" (1930), program for the Berlin building exposition (1930), radio address (1931), speech on the occasion of the anniversary meeting of the Deutsche Werkbund (1932), "Expressways as an artistic problem" (1932), "What Would concrete, What Would Steel Be without Mirror glass?" (1933), "The H. House, Magdeburg" (1935), inaugural address as director of architecture at Armour Institute of Technology (1938). Part contents.
Other Titles: Mies van der Rohe.
Responsibility: Fritz Neumeyer ; translated by Mark Jarzombek.

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