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    DescriptionThis book examines the life and work of one of the great architects of our time, Mies van der Rohe. Beginning and ending in Berlin, from the pre-1914 houses for the intelligentsia, to the final masterpiece of 1968, the Neue Nationalgalerie, this short biography records the stages of a distinguished career from the Bauhaus to Chicago, Detroit, Montreal and to New York with the famous Seagram Building on the Park Avenue pedestal and confirms him as the equal of Frank Lloyd Wright and Le Corbusier. Jean-Louis Cohen brings out the paradoxes in this elegant, remote, refined and mysterious personality: the same man who built the monument to Rosa Luxembourg and who flirted with the Nazi regime; the same architect who affirmed, in one of his famous aphorisms that "less is more" and yet does not hesitate to use the most sophisticated materials for his builings. This study shows how Mies "designed, in his initial types, and in their develpment, categories of buildings as symbolic of the capitalist method of production as of the Florentine palaces were of Quattrocento society". Jean-Louis Cohen, senior lecturer at the School of Further Studies in Social Sciences, Paris, France, has written numerous architectural monographs and various articles in European publications on the architecture of Western Europe, of Russia and of the United States.

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    Mies van der Rohe
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Louis Cohen
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 144
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9780419203308
    ISBN 10: 0419203303

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    B&T General Subject: 130
    DC22: 720.92
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    B&T Approval Code: A05093022
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBB
    DC20: 720.92
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    LC classification: NA1088.M65
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    LC classification: NA1088.M65 C6513 1996
    Thema V1.0: DNB, AMB
    Illustrations note
    45 line illustrations, 137 halftone illustrations, further reading, index
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Spon Press
    Publication date
    09 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    ""Outstanding."" -Architecture Today
    Table of contents
    Mies today; the first endeavours in Berlin (1908-14); theoretical projects for Metropolis (1918-24); foundations of a new domestic space (1925-30); from the Bauhaus to the Third Reich (1930-38); Chicago and American paradigms (1938-56); the classicism for the industrial order (1956-69).