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Mies Van Der Rohe at Work
Peter Carter
0714838969
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
This paperback reprint of a book initially published in 1974 delves into the ideology behind many of Mies van der Rohe's most famous architectural marvels, including the Seagram Building in New York City and the Lake Shore Drive Apartments in Chicago. Van der Rohe, father of the glass and steel modernist skyscraper, affected his field more dramatically than most of his contemporaries. From his earliest years as an apprentice architect in Germany in the first decade of the 20th century, van der Rohe pursued a clear set of ideals about the nature of building. Peter Carter, a student of and later staff architect for van der Rohe, guides readers through his mentor's commitment to structure as the determining factor of form and architecture as an illustration of its civilization. It may seem old hat to today's readers that form...


Farnsworth House
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
0714831522
June 2003
Hardcover
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Mies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography
Franz Schulze
0226740609
March 1989
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A biography of the man and his ideas, with secondary emphasis on the build ings. Schulze (Art, Lake Forest Col lege) has had the full cooperation of the Mies Archives at the Museum of Mod ern Art and has done extensive re search and interviews with Mies's con temporaries, students, and intimates. The picture of Mies which emerges is honest and detailed, fair and balanced. Coupled with David Spaeth's Mies van der Rohe ( LJ 5/1/85), which is more de tailed on Mies's architecture, Schulze's book gives a picture in the round. It is well written and flows smoothly, with particularly good attention to Mies's youth in Aachen and the background of Weimar culture. Occasionally one misses illustrations which the narrative implies, but this is still an excellent book. Recommended. Jack Perry Brown, Art Inst. of Chicago...


Mies Van Der Rohe: Architecture and Design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno

8881183951
December 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mies van der Rohe ranks alongside Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier as one of the most influential and important architects of our century. He was not only an accomplished and groundbreaking architect but also a first-rate, long-term lecturer and organiser of architectural events. It is thanks to his most important European building projects, the German pavilion for the Barcelona World Fair (1929) and the Villa Tugendhat in Brno that modern architecture was able to emerge from his experimental phase into full maturity. This book documents Mies van der Rohe's oeuvre as furniture designer and architect in the context of his three major European projects in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno.


Mies in America
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
0810967286
June 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
One of the century's major architects receives a thorough, beautiful and masterfully documented treatment in this pair of massive books prompted by a pair of linked New York exhibits, at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art, which run through September. After adding the magisterial "van der Rohe" of his maternal grandfather to his name, Ludwig Mies (1886-1969) built up an impressive record of angular houses and advanced theories in Germany before he fled to America in 1938. Once here, he perfected the spacious, modernist, glass-and-steel structures that brought fame to his International Style among them New York's Seagram Building and Chicago's Illinois Institute of Technology a style also championed and promulgated by the young Phillip Johnson. MoMA's first Mies show, in...


Mies Van Der Rohe: Farnsworth House
Werner Blaser
3764360895
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
In 1945-50 Mies van der Rohe built the weekend house "Farnsworth House" in Plano, Illinois. Situated on the banks of a river, this house is constructed out of steel and glass and captivates with its clear proportions and reduction of the structure to its essence. The surrounding landscape provides a direct context. Werner Blaser who worked together with Mies van der Rohe, presents a vivid picture of this house, enlivened by his personal knowledge. Together with comments on the architecture and technology, the book is complemented by the author's personal experiences of working with Mies van der Rohe and impressions from Peter Palumbo, a former inhabitant of Farnsworth House.

Language Notes
Text: English, German

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The Mies Van Der Rohe Archive
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
0824051742
Dec 1992
Hardcover
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Presence of Mies
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
1568980132
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Adele Freedman, Toronto Globe and Mail
"Even apart from its contents, consisting of a dozen fresh takes on Mies, man, myth, and maestro, this paperback is worth having. Thanks to its graphic designer Nigel Smith of Bruce Mau Design, it's an elegant composition of black, white, and shades of gray."

Book Description
The Presence of Mies is an interdisciplinary collection of essays?that reconsiders the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, putting forth new ways of thinking about his work and new possibilities for extending its influence into contemporary architecture and cultural theory.??The work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of this century's?most important architects, has alternately been revered and reviled.??The diverse outlook of the contributors produces a stimulating array of perspectives...


Mies Van Der Rohe: Lake Shore Drive Apartments
Werner Blaser
3764360909
December 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
At number 860 Lake Shore Drive, in a prime location beside Lake Michigan, Mies van der Rohe built two apartment towers in 1948-50. The steel and glass towers, standing perpendicular to each other, have skeletal frames and are 26 stories high. The exterior consists of floor-to-ceiling windows. The Lake Shore Drive Apartments are amongst the first modern residential skyscrapers and are as such an important landmark in the history of architecture. Similar to the publication on Farnsworth House, this volume documents the development of these skyscrapers over a long period of time with informative texts by Werner Blaser and copious photographs. Texts from Mies van der Rohe himself and an essay by a resident, Masami Takayama, conveying impressions of what it is like to live there, complete this publication.


Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe: The Tugendhat House
Daniela Hammer-Tugendhat (Editor)
3211830650
March 2000
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Tugendhat House in Brno, the Czech Republic, was planned and built by Mies van der Rohe from 1928 to 1930, and is universally regarded not only as one of his masterpieces, but also as one of the most important buildings of European Modern architecture. ?This monograph on the Tugendhat House presents previously unpublished photographs belonging to the Tugendhat family, showing the house as it was when it was first inhabited. A representative collection of plans and drawings from Mies van der Rohe's atelier are also presented here for the first time. Carefully reproduced photographs of the original furniture in the family's possession, many of which have never been shown, are also included. Essays by Wolf Tegethoff, Franz Schulze, and Ivo Hammer give a detailed analysis of the significance of the Tugendhat...


Mies van der Rohe: The Krefeld
Kent Kleinman
1568985037
May 2005
Hardcover
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Architecture + Urbanism, Japan
...Rediscovers two elegantly nuanced and thoughtful projects, repositioning them where they seem more prescient than when they were completed.

Architect's Journal, March 11, 2005
(the authors) have employed an unusual methodology to re-examine these two adjacent villas...and, provocatively, suggest their own reading.

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Mies Van Der Rohe
Werner Blaser
3764354305
Oct 1996
Hardcover
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The Architectural Review
"The countless full-page photographs are of such breathtaking power that they leave one gasping for air." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe reigns as one of the most richly complex?figures in architecture's pantheon of classical modernists. Buildings?such as his Barcelona Pavilion and New York City's Seagram Building?have become 20th century landmarks and prototypes for building?in the West. And yet a special feature of Mies van der Rohe's?work has escaped attention to date: its remarkable concordance?with traditional architecture of China and Japan.??Werner Blaser and Johannes Malms' study sets free these hidden?connections between West and East. Malms' penetrating text uncovers?striking parallels...


Mies Van Der Rohe: West Meets East
Werner Blaser
3764364580
April 2001
Hardcover
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The Architectural Review
"The countless full-page photographs are of such breathtaking power that they leave one gasping for air."

Book Description
This fascinating work looks at the traditional architecture of China and Japan and the structures of Mies van der Rohe, one of the great masters of Modernism, uncovering the extraordinary parallels between them. Richly illustrated with impressive photographs, the book shows how architectonic wisdom and sensitivity can transcend borders, creating an architecture of harmony.

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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe
Werner Blaser
3764356197
May 1997
(Paperback) - Expanded Ed.
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Book Description
Studio Paperback monographs on the outstanding architects of the 20th century - concise and informative overviews of the complete works written and edited by noted authors. Each volume contains biographical details and a work chronology.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German


Mies van der Rohe
Jean-Louis Cohen
0419203303
November 1995
Paperback
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Architecture Today
"Outstanding."

Review
""Outstanding"."
–Architecture Today



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Looking for Mies
Ricardo Daza
3764362383
Oct 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
A historical photograph shows a room in a steel and glass building and a man which is evidently the architect Mies van der Rohe. Only the name of the photographer is known. In a manner more usually found in detective novels, the author considers the evidence given in the photograph, making deductions and gradually revealing in which room the architect is standing, in which building it is to be found, what the architect is looking at, what his stance and his gaze tell us about his person, his work. Step by step, the author systematically investigates the photograph, drawing fascinating conclusions and making astonishing revelations about the architecture, the man and his character from this one photograph. His hypothesis is illustrated and supported by further visual material.


Mies Van Der Rohe
Werner Blaser
3764370947
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Composed of a 30-storey and a 40-storey highrise, and the Loop Post Office, the Federal Center in downtown Chicago was designed by Mies van der Rohe and built between 1959 and 1964. For this large commission Mies was able to use his preferred material steel to the maximum extent. The three different forms together combine to create a dynamic urban space. Alexander Calder's steel Flamingo "stabile" sculpture perfectly completes the impressive plaza forecourt.
In sensitive duotone illustrations Werner Blaser reveals the manifest and the hidden structural and aesthetical qualities of this work to full advantage.

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