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    Mies Van Der Rohe: Less is More - Finding Perfection in Purity (Taschen Basic Architecture Series) (Paperback) By (author) Claire Zimmerman, Edited by Peter Gössel

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    DescriptionLudwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969) was one of the founding fathers of modern architecture. The creator of the Barcelona Pavilion (1929), the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois (1945-1951) and the Seagram Building in New York (1954-1958), Mies was one of the founders of a new architectural style. Well known for his motto "less is more," he sought a kind of refined purity in architectural expression that was not seen in the reduced vocabulary of other Bauhaus members. His goal was not simply building for those of modest income but building economically in terms of sustainability, both in a technical and aesthetical way; the use of industrial materials such as steel and glass were the foundation of this approach. Though the extreme reduction of form and material in his work garnered some criticism, over the years many have tried - mostly unsuccessfully - to copy his original and elegant style. This book explores more than 20 of his projects between 1906 and 1967, from his early work around Berlin to his most important American buildings.


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    Title
    Mies Van Der Rohe
    Subtitle
    Less is More - Finding Perfection in Purity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Claire Zimmerman, Edited by Peter Gössel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 182 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783822836439
    ISBN 10: 3822836435
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AMB
    DC21: 720.92
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 720
    LC classification: NA
    B&T General Subject: 130
    Ingram Subject Code: AR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    DC22: 720.92
    BISAC V2.8: ARC006000, ARC005000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJ
    Thema V1.0: AMB
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), map
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    14 December 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Claire Zimmerman worked on the 2001 Museum of Modern Art exhibition "Mies in Berlin." In addition to authoring a number of essays for that exhibition's catalog, she has published on Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and connections between modern architecture and new media practice. A doctoral candidate at the City University of New York Graduate Center, she holds a masters in architecture from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Yale University, Barnard College, and Florida A&M University.