Mies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New And Revised Edition by Franz SchulzeMies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New And Revised Edition by Franz Schulze

Mies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New And Revised Edition

byFranz Schulze, Edward Windhorst

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Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography is a major rewriting and expansion of Franz Schulze’s acclaimed 1985 biography, the first full treatment of the master German-American modern architect. Coauthored with architect Edward Windhorst, this revised edition, three times the length of the original text, features extensive new research and commentary and draws on the best recent work of American and German scholars. The authors’ major new discoveries include the massive transcript of the early-1950s Farnsworth House court case, which discloses for the first time the facts about Mies’s epic battle with his client Edith Farnsworth. Giving voice to dozens of architects who knew and worked with (and sometimes against) Mies, this comprehensive biography tells the compelling story of how Mies and his students and followers created some of the most significant buildings of the twentieth century.
 
 

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Franz Schulze is the Hollender Professor of Art Emeritus at Lake Forest College. His many books include Philip Johnson: Life and Work and, as coauthor, Chicago’s Famous Buildings, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press. Edward Windhorst studied architecture with Myron Goldsmith at the Illinois Institute of Technol...
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Title:Mies Van Der Rohe: A Critical Biography, New And Revised EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 10 × 7 × 1.3 inPublished:April 15, 2014Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022615145X

ISBN - 13:9780226151458

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Table of Contents

 

List of Illustrations
Preface
Prologue

1.      Youth in Imperial Germany: 1886–1905
2.      Apprenticeship, Marriage, and World War: 1905–18   
3.      Europe out of the Ashes: 1918–26   
4.      Weimar at High Tide: 1926–30   
5.      Political Crises and the End of the Bauhaus: 1930–36   
6.      America Beckons: 1936–38   
7.      Architect and Educator: 1938–49   
8.      A New Architectural Language: 1946–53   
9.      The 1940s   
10.    The Farnsworth Saga: 1946–55   
11.    American Apogee: Residential Work 1950–59   
12.    American Apogee: Commercial and Institutional Work 1950–59   
13.    Worldwide Practice: The 1960s   
14.    Was Less Less? 1959–69   
15.    Recessional: 1962–69   

Acknowledgments    
Appendix A: Protégés   
Appendix B: Mies’s Career, in Publications and Exhibitions   
Notes   
Bibliographic Afterword   
Index

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“This authoritative biography of Mies van der Rohe has been updated through building records, the recollections of students and a court transcript. It's a gripping read, even if you're not a fan.”