Mies Van der Rohe: The Art of Structure

Mies Van der Rohe: The Art of Structure

by Werner Blaser, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Van der Rohe is one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. The master of the modern steel-and-glass skyscraper, he was a founder of modernism, the head of the German school of design known as Bauhaus, and the creator of such widely imitated landmarks as the German Pavilion in Barcelona and New York's Seagram building. Elegantly designed and illustrated with dramatic black-and-white photographs, floor plans, and classic details, this new edition brings van der Rohe's seminal book, originally published in 1964, back into print. There is little text: the photographs and drawings convey the ``less is more'' message. This edition benefits from an expanded appendix and several new color photographs of van der Rohe's most important buildings. A recommended addition to all architectural libraries.-H. Ward Jandl, National Park Svc., Washington, D.C.
The architect himself authorized Blaser to document his work, and the original was published in 1964. An expanded edition was published in English and German in 1985 (Verlag fur Archeitektur, Zurich, and Frederick A. Praeger, Inc., New York, respectively). Birkhauser issued an expanded edition in English and German in 1993. The current version contains an expanded appendix, with enhanced biography, bibliography, and catalog of works, and a listing of important books in Mies' library. Also, the author has photographed some of Mies' buildings in their present setting, showing how three decades have aged them little if at all. Abundantly illustrated, elegantly presented. 10x10.5" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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