Mies Van der Rohe

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Photo by:Audra Estenssoro

Born in Germany in 1886, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe broke new ground with his architectural designs, and 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. He started out as a draftsman before striking out later on his own. During World War I, Mies served in the German military. He then became a well-known architect in Germany, creating such structures as the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition. In the late 1930s, Mies immigrated to the United States. There he created such well-known Modernist works as the Lake Shore Drive Apartments and the Seagram Building. He died in 1969.
Andrea Bieritz
All photo in slide by:Audra Estenssoro
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