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MIES: THE MAN, THE LEGACY

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a German-born architect and educator, is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century's greatest architects. By emphasizing open space and revealing the industrial materials used in construction, he helped define modern architecture. Whether or not you agree with Mies' assertation that less is more, his contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked. Mies' architecture has been described as being expressive of the industrial age in the same way that Gothic was expressive of the age of ecclesiasticism.

 

 

Throughout this website you will learn all about Mies and one of his most famous buildings; The Farnsworth House located in Plano, Illinois, which is shown below.

http://www.miessociety.org/legacy/

Photos By: Steve Quinn and Marinna Perez