Mies

by Detlef Mertins

Phaidon Press | March 10, 2014 | Hardcover |

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Unprecedented in scope and illustrated with more than 700 original drawings, plans, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs, Mies by Detlef Mertins is the most definitive monograph ever published on the modern master of architecture Mies van der Rohe. Mertins' rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all Mies' work, with in-depth discussions of his most important projects. Featuring some of the twentieth century's most iconic buildings, such as the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, the Crown Hall at IIT, and the Seagram Building in New York, Mies paints a fascinating portrait of the famed architect whose contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.45 × 12.2 × 1.97 in

Published: March 10, 2014

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714839620

ISBN - 13: 9780714839622

Found in: Art and Architecture

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Mies

Mies

by Detlef Mertins

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 9.45 × 12.2 × 1.97 in

Published: March 10, 2014

Publisher: Phaidon Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0714839620

ISBN - 13: 9780714839622

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Unprecedented in scope and illustrated with more than 700 original drawings, plans, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs, Mies by Detlef Mertins is the most definitive monograph ever published on the modern master of architecture Mies van der Rohe. Mertins' rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all Mies' work, with in-depth discussions of his most important projects. Featuring some of the twentieth century's most iconic buildings, such as the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain, the Crown Hall at IIT, and the Seagram Building in New York, Mies paints a fascinating portrait of the famed architect whose contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked.

Editorial Reviews

"Puts Mies’s work back at the center of the architectural debate." – Barry Bergdoll, Acting Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA "A formidable commitment to understanding both the man and the work." – John Pawson "By providing a rich texture of details, Professor Mertins succeeds in making his book an enlightening and enjoyable journey for both serious students of architecture and design as well as those interested in learning more about the creative genius [Mies van der Rohe]." – Maurice D. Parrish, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House "Do we need another book on the master of universal space, heir to the Platonic ideal, and pursuer of the perfectly understated environment? For those interested in the intellectual context of the work — in Mies as philosopher–architect — the answer is yes." – Library Journal , Starred Review "A hulking new monograph" – The Wall Street Journal "Designers and design buffs seeking to understand this giant better make room on their shelves for Mies ." – Interior Design "If you’ve been coveting the definitive guide to one of the world’s most celebrated architects, this epic volume is worth the splurge." – The New York Post ". . . a fascinating survey of the architect’s intellectual concerns: questions of the body and soul, technology and nature, and the individual and the community. Complemented by over 700 photographs, sketches, and architectural
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