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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

(1886–1969) German-born architect and director of the Bauhaus, who emigrated to the USA in 1937. His pavilion for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona was regarded as a ...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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... Mies van der Rohe moved to Chicago, where he spent the rest of his career as an architect and teacher. W. Blaser : Mies van der Rohe, Furniture and Interiors (Woodbury, NY, 1982) W. Blaser : Mies van der Rohe: The Art of Structure (New York, 1994) D. Mertins and G. Baird : The Presence of Mies (New York, 1994) J.-L. Cohen : Mies van der Rohe (London and New York, 1996) A. von Vegesack and M. Kries : Mies van der Rohe: Architecture and Design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno (Milan, 1998) D. Hammer-Tugendhat and W. Tegethoff : Ludwig Mies van der...

Miës Van Der Rohe, Ludwig

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The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

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2010
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...Johnson, Philip. Miës van der Rohe (New York, 1947; 2nd edn 1953; 3rd edn 1978). Lambert, Phyllis ed. Miës in America (New York, 2001). Neumeyer, Fritz . The Artless Word: Miës van der Rohe on the Building Art (Cambridge, Mass., 1991). Riley, Terrence , and Barry Bergdoll , eds. Miës in Berlin (New York, 2001). Schulze, Franz . Miës van der Rohe. A Critical Biography (Chicago, 1985). Spaeth, David A. Ludwig Miës van der Rohe: An Annotated Bibliography and Chronology (New York, 1979). Martin...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

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The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art

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...P. C. Johnson : Mies van der Rohe (New York, 1947) L. Hilberseimer : Mies van der Rohe (Chicago, 1956) P. Blake : Mies van der Rohe: Architecture and Structure (New York, 1960) P. Carter : “Mies Interviewed,” 20th C. (Spring 1964), pp. 138–43 L. Hilberseimer : Contemporary Architecture, its Roots and Trends (Chicago, 1964) W. Blaser : Mies van der Rohe: The Art of Structure (London, 1965) L. Glaeser : Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Drawings in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 1969) P. Carter : Mies van der Rohe at Work (New York...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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... van der Rohe, Ludwig ( 1886–1969 ) US architect and designer , b. Germany . A leading exponent of modernism and the International style , Mies was the last director ( 1930–33 ) of the Bauhaus , moving the school to Berlin before it was closed by the Nazis. In 1938 , he emigrated to the USA, becoming director of the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Principally using glass and steel, he developed the most coherent plastic system of pure modernism. His technological, rationalist aesthetic influenced a new generation of architects, such as...

Mies Van Der Rohe, Ludwig

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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2008
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...in Architecture . Bibliography Work by Mies van der Rohe Mies Van Der Rohe, Ludwig The Mies van der Rohe Archive . 20 vols. Edited by Arthur Drexler . New York, 1986–1992. Other Sources Blake, Peter . Mies van der Rohe: Architecture and Structure . Harmondsworth, England, 1963. Blasẹr, Werner . Mies van der Rohe:The Art of Structure . New York, 1965. Carter, Peter James . Mies van der Rohe at Work . New York, 1974. Drexler, Arthur . Ludwig Mies van der Rohe . New York, 1960. Evans, Robin . Mies van der Rohe's Paradoxical Symmetries . AA Files 19...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

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K. Michael Hays

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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2014
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...and Tradition in Architecture .] Bibliography Blake, Peter . Mies van der Rohe: Architecture and Structure . Harmondsworth, U.K.: Penguin, 1963. Blaser, Werner . Mies van der Rohe: The Art of Structure . New York: Praeger, 1965. Carter, Peter James . Mies van der Rohe at Work . New York: Praeger, 1974. Cohen, J. L. Mies van der Rohe . London: Spon, 1996. Drexler, Arthur . Ludwig Mies van der Rohe . New York: G. Braziller, 1960. Evans, Robin . “Mies van der Rohe’s Paradoxical Symmetries.” AA Files 19 (Spring 1990):56–68. Giedion, Sigfried...

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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... van der Rohe, Ludwig ( 1886–1969 ) German-born architect and director of the Bauhaus, who emigrated to the USA in 1937 . His pavilion for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona was regarded as a masterpiece of twentieth-century architecture, and his New York Seagram Tower is one of his most elegant edifices. Born in Aachen, Mies was apprenticed to his father, a stonecutter, and learnt to draw as a designer of stucco decorations. He had no formal architectural training. However, in 1908 he joined the workshop of the illustrious Peter Behrens ...

Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig

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Peter Blundell Jones

The Oxford Companion to Architecture

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2009
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... van der Rohe, Ludwig ( 1886–1969 ) German architect . Mies was among the most influential of 20th-century architects, whose pursuit of universals and reducing design to its bare essentials produced work central to the ideal of an International Style , and helped his transition from Europe to North America. His philosophy of ‘less is more’ also later made him the patron saint of minimalists, but he was too easy to imitate badly, and there were paradoxes at the heart of his work. Mies’s education was predominantly technical, and he gained early...

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A Dictionary of Modern Design (2 ed.)

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2016
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... Van Der Rohe, Ludwig ( 1886–1969 ) German architect and designer Mies Van Der Rohe was a leading figure of the Modern Movement whose work became well known in Europe and the United States. Many of his works, such as the MR Chair ( 1927 ), the Tughendat Chair ( 1929 ), and the Barcelona Chair ( 1929 ), have subsequently become icons of 20th‐century design. His minimalist interiors, manipulation of space and light, and expansive use of glass provided the perfect settings against which his aesthetically refined, and often expensive, furniture...

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A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (3 ed.)

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2015
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...to accept because of its clear links to historical precedent. The result was a transformation: Mies (which has connotations with what is seedy, wretched, and out of sorts, though its cuddly pussy-cat soothing sound in English conjured different associations) became Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (which sounds vaguely grand (the pretentious ‘van der’) as well as suggesting bareness, rawness, and roughness (his mother’s name was Rohe)); and the new Mies van der Rohe emerged as a radical Leftist Modernist . He joined the Novembergruppe ( 1921 ), becoming its...

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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Oxford Essential Quotations (6 ed.)

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2018
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...0van0der0Rohe0Ludwig Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 – 1969 German -born architect and designer Less is more. P. Johnson Mies van der Rohe (1947); see Venturi God is in the details. in New York Times 19 August 1969 God is in the details God is in the ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations (3 ed.)

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...Ludwig Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 – 1969 German -born architect and designer Less is more. P. Johnson Mies van der Rohe (1947); see venturi less is more Less is more God is in the details. in New York Times 19 August 1969 God is in the details God is in the ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Quotations (8 ed.)

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...0van0der0Rohe0Ludwig Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 – 1969 German -born architect and designer . See also proverbs God is in the details. in New York Times 19 August 1969; also attributed to Aby Warburg (1866–1929) God is in the details God is in the ...

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Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

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2006
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...Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 – 1969 German-born American architect God is in the details. ‘On Restraint in Design’ , New York Herald Tribune , 28 June 1959 God is in the details God is in the ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations (2 ed.)

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...Mies van der Rohe , Ludwig 1886 – 1969 Less is more. German-born architect Mies van der Rohe borrowed the aphorism from the 19th-century poet Robert Browning, who used it in Andrea del Sarto . Cellist Mstislav Rostropovich totally disagrees. His motto is, “More is more” (quoted in the television program Kennedy Center Honors Performance , Dec. 30, 1992). Bandleader Artie Shaw remarked, “I did all you can do with a clarinet, any more would have been less.”...

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Brewer's Famous Quotations

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2011
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...Ludwig Mies van der Rohe 1886 1969 German -born architect Less is more. Statement about design, meaning that less visual clutter makes for a more satisfying living environment. It was quoted at Mies van der Rohe's death in the New York Herald Tribune . In David A. Spaeth, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: An Annotated Bibliography and Chronology (1979), it is described as ‘the statement which is improperly credited to him’. Spaeth does not say, however, when it first came to be associated with Mies van der Rohe, although he lists an article headed ‘Less Is...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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(1886–1969)German-born architect and director of the Bauhaus, who emigrated to the USA in 1937. His pavilion for the 1929 International Exhibition in Barcelona was regarded as a masterpiece of ...

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