Mies van der Rohe by Edgar Stach

Mies` detail and choice of material

It is understood that Mies van der Rohe is one of the most important architects of the Modern movement. But how do Mies’ ideas on architecture and on the logic of construction relate to his built – and sometimes unbuilt – oeuvre? This book investigates this question based on 14 projects, with a focus on the choice of detail and material. Specially produced three-dimensional drawings provide an easy-to-understand analysis of Mies’ construction concepts.

The projects include Lange and Esters Houses (1927–30), Tugendhat House (1928-30), the Barcelona Pavilion (1928-29), Farnsworth House (1946-51), Lake Shore Drive (1948-51) and the New National Gallery (1962-68). The investigation covers several decades of Mies’ work, and hence his German and American creative periods.

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Preface: Page 6
Introduction: Page 8
Space, Material and Detail

Houses Lange and Esters, 1927–1930: Page 20
Krefeld, Germany

Barcelona Pavilion, 1928–1929: Page 36
Barcelona, Spain

Tugendhat House, 1928–1930: Page 48
Brno, Czech Republic

Edith Farnsworth House, 1945–1951: Page 56
Plano, Illinois, USA

860–880 Lake Shore Drive, 1948–1951: Page 66
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Robert F. Carr Memorial Chapel of Saint Savior, 1949–1952: Page 76
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Crown Hall, 1950–1956: Page 82
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The Commons, 1953–1954: Page 92
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bacardi Administration Building, 1957–1960:Page 104
Santiago, Cuba, unbuilt

Bacardi Administration Building, 1958–1961: Page 112
Mexico City, Mexico

2400 Lakeview Apartments, 1962–1963: Page 124
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Social Service Administration Building, 1962–1964: Page 130
The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

New National Gallery, 1962–1968: Page 138
Berlin, Germany

Project details: Page 148
Bibliography: Page 150
About the author: Page 151
Illustration credits: Page 152

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Cite: "Mies van der Rohe by Edgar Stach" 05 Feb 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/888473/mies-van-der-rohe> ISSN 0719-8884

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