- Author : Claire Zimmermann
- 96 pages
- ISBN 978-3-8365-6042-9
- Dimensions : 21 x 26m
This book is a richly illustrated architectural introduction to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969)- one of the founding fathers of modern architecture and a hotly-debated tastemaker of twentieth-century aesthetics and urban experience. It covers more than 20 of his projects from the period 1906–1967, introducing the reader to his groundbreaking practise and influence in both America and Europe.
Famed for his motto "less is more" Mies van der Rohe’s philosophy was one of underlying truth in pure forms and proportions, showcased in the likes of Seagram Building and Farnsworth House. Through this book readers will discover the life of a man who sought a stripped-down purity to architecture, mastering an abidingly elegantly essence as he did so. For fans of his work, design lovers or aspiring architects it's a great idea for a gift.