Less is more: Finding perfection in purity Ludwig 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. About the Series:
Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Architecture Series features:
Basic Architecture titles feature:
· Each title contains approximately 120 images, including photographs, sketches, drawings, and floor plans
· Introductory essays explore the architect’s life and work, touching on family and background as well as collaborations with other architects
· The body presents the most important works in chronological order, with descriptions of client and/or architect wishes, construction problems (why some projects were never executed), and resolutions
· The appendix includes a list of complete or selected works, biography, bibliography and a map indicating the locations of the architect’s most famous buildings
Claire Zimmerman worked on MoMA's 2001 exhibition "Mies in Berlin" and authored several essays for the exhibition catalog. A doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, she holds a Master's in architecture from Harvard University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught at Yale, Barnard College, and Florida A&M University.
Description du livre Taschen, 2006. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX3822836435
Description du livre Taschen, 2006. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 3822836435
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97838228364391.0