Mies in Berlin

Mies in Berlin

by Terence Riley, Barry Bergdoll, Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0870700197

ISBN-13: 9780870700194

Pub. Date: 01/01/2001

Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art

This in-depth look at Mies van der Rohe's early career is the first to examine the architect's work in Europe in terms of specific historical and cultural context, rather than the more abstract and formal arguments of the International Style. While earlier studies have described a fundamental break between Mies's neo-classical work prior to 1919 and the more…  See more details below

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This in-depth look at Mies van der Rohe's early career is the first to examine the architect's work in Europe in terms of specific historical and cultural context, rather than the more abstract and formal arguments of the International Style. While earlier studies have described a fundamental break between Mies's neo-classical work prior to 1919 and the more avant-garde work of the 1920s, recent research demonstrates that the transformation was much more gradual. Here 11 scholars and architectural historians explore particular aspects of Mies's work, together shedding new light on the continual interplay of tradition and innovation, nature and abstraction, in the evolution of his design theories and methods. With a wealth of photographs and drawings, many not previously published, this book conveys for the first time the dynamic intellectual ferment of this formative period in the life of one of architecture's towering figures. Published to accompany a groundbreaking 2001 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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ISBN-13:
9780870700194
Publisher:
The Museum of Modern Art
Publication date:
01/01/2001
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
10.25(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword6
Preface7
Introduction: Making History: Mies van der Rohe and The Museum of Modern Art10
l.m.v.d.r24
Berlin Modernism and the Architecture of the Metropolis34
The Nature of Mies's Space66
Architectures of Becoming: Mies van der Rohe and the Avant-Garde106
Catching the Spirit: Mies's Early Work and the Impact of the "Prussian Style"134
Plates153
Mies's First Project: Revisiting the Atmosphere at Klosterli309
Building for Art: Mies van der Rohe as the Architect for Art Collectors318
Mies and Photomontage, 1910-38324
From Bauhaus to Court-House330
Mies and Exhibitions338
Mies and Dark Transparency350
Epilogue358
German Desires of America: Mies's Urban Visions362
Notes372
Bibliography384
Index385
Acknowledgments388
Trustees of the Museum of Modern Art392

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