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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
[Maria Ludwig Michael Mies]
* Aachen, Germany [Deutschland], 27 March 1886
+ Chicago (IL), United States, 17 August 1969
nationality: german
Fundació Mies van der Rohe
Provença 318, pral. 2B
08037 Barcelona - Spain [España]
Tel: +34.93.215.10.11 - Fax: +34.93.488.36.85
www.miesbcn.com
miesbcn@miesbcn.com
BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES
 
 
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Aachen, Germany in 1886. As a result of time spent working under the influence of Peter Behrens, Mies developed a design approach based on advanced structural techniques and Prussian Classicism. Famous for the phrase "less is more," he fostered a style of architecture based on material honesty and structural integrity. Over the last twenty years of his life, Mies achieved his vision of a monumental ‘skin and bone’ architecture, his later works embodying the idea of universal, simplified architecture.

His major works include amongst others: Werkbund Exposition and Apartments: Weissenhofsiedlung, Stuttgart, Germany, 1927; H. Lange House, Krefeld, Germany, 1928; German Pavilion, Barcelona, Spain, built 1928-1929, demolished 1930; Tugendhat House, Brno, Czech Republic, 1930; Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, 1946- 1950; Lake Shore Drive Apartments, Chicago, Illinois, 1948-1951; Crown Hall (IIT), Chicago, Illinois, 1950-1956; Seagram Building, New York, 1954-1958; New National Gallery, Berlin, Germany, 1962-1968.
AWARDS
 
1960
AIA Gold Medal
The American Institute of Architects
1959
Royal Gold Medal, RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects
BUILDINGS
 
1974
United States » Houston
1968 - 1972
United States » Washington D.C.
1963 - 1969
Canada » Toronto
1965 - 1968
Canada » Montreal
1962 - 1968
Neue Nationalgalerie
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1965
United States » Chicago
1959 - 1964
United States » Chicago
1955 - 1963
United States » Detroit
1954 - 1958
United States » New York - Manhattan
1954 - 1958
United States » Houston
1953 - 1956
United States » Chicago
1953 - 1956
United States » Chicago
1950 - 1956
United States » Chicago
1952 - 1953
United States » Chicago
1950 - 1952
United States » Chicago
1949 - 1952
United States » Chicago
1948 - 1951
United States » Chicago
1946 - 1951
United States » Plano
1945 - 1950
United States » Chicago
1946 - 1949
United States » Chicago
1945 - 1946
United States » Chicago
1942 - 1943
United States » Chicago
1938 - 1940
United States » Chicago
1932 - 1933
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1928 - 1930
Czech Republic [Ceska Republika] » Brno
1927 - 1930
Germany [Deutschland] » Krefeld
1927 - 1930
Germany [Deutschland] » Krefeld
1928 - 1929
Pabellón Mies van der Rohe (Pabellón Alemán de Barcelona)
Spain [España] » Barcelona
1925 - 1927
Germany [Deutschland] » Stuttgart
1925 - 1927
Germany [Deutschland] » Stuttgart
1924
Germany [Deutschland] » Potsdam
1915 - 1917
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1913
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1910 - 1911
Germany [Deutschland] » Berlin
1907
Germany [Deutschland] » Potsdam
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BIBLIOGRAPHY
 
WRITINGS
BY THE ARCHITECT
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe sull'insegnamento dell'architettura", Casabella 767, giugno/june 2008, "Editoriale" p. 3 (3-4, 109)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, "L'insegnamento e i valori", Casabella 767, giugno/june 2008, "Editoriale" pp. 4-5, 109 (3-4, 109)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe "Conferenza, Chicago, occasione e data sconosciuti/Lecture, Chicago, event and date unknown", Domus 674, luglio-agosto/july-august 1986, pp. 17-24
WRITINGS
ABOUT THE ARCHITECT
2G 48/49, abril/april 2009 [Mies van der Rohe. Casas/Houses]
Werner Blaser, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Gli arredi e gli spazi, Electa, Milano 2008
review: Casabella 766, maggio/may 2008, "Biblioteca dell'architetto" p. 97
Paul Kahlfeldt, Michele Caja, Artur Gärtner, Fritz Neumeyer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, be.bra wissenschaft verlag GmbH, Berlin 2007
review: Casabella 767, giugno/june 2008, "Biblioteca dell'architetto" p. 104
Jean-Louis Cohen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Birkhäuser, Basel 2007
tr. ger.: Birkhäuser, Basel 2007
Claire Zimmermann. Peter Gossel (ed.), Mies van der Rohe. 1886-1969, Taschen, 2006
Mies van der Rohe. Architettura e design a Stoccarda, Barcellona, Brno, Skira, 2005
Jean-Louis Cohen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Editori Laterza, 2004
Aurora Cuito, Cristina Montes, Mies van der Rohe, TeNeues, 2002
Phillis Lambert (ed.), Mies van der Rohe in America, The Whitney Museum of American Art/Hatje Cantz, New York 2001
Werner Blaser, West Meets East. Mies van der Rohe, Birkhauser, Basel 2001
Mies in Berlin MoMATerence Riley, Barry Bergdoll, (ed.), Mies in Berlin, MoMA (Museum of Modern Art), New York 2001
Ricardo Daza, Looking for Mies, Birkhauser, Barcelona 2000
Yehuda E. Safran, Mies van der Rohe, Blau, Lisboa 2000
Peter Carter, Mies van der Rohe at Work, Phaidon Press, London 1999
Cammie McAtee, Harry Callahan (photo), "Mies van der Rohe davanti alla scala dell'Arts Club di Chicago", Casabella 657, giugno/june 1998, pp. 91-92
Fritz Neumeyer, Mies van der Rohe. Réflexions sur l'art de bâtir, Le Moniteur, 1996
Jean-Louis Cohen, Mies van der Rohe, Spon Press, London 1995
David Spaeth, Mies van der Rohe. Der Architekt der technischen Perfektion, Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt DVA, 1995
Detlef Mertins (ed.), The Presence of Mies, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 1994
Elaine S. Hochman, Architects of Fortune. Mies van der Rohe and the Third Reich, Fromm International Publishing Company, New York 1990
Franz Schulze, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Editoriale Jaca Book, Milano 1989
Franz Schulze (ed.), Mies van der Rohe. Critical Essays, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1989
Annalisa Avon, "Mies a Venezia", Casabella 536 giugno/june 1987, pp. 34-35
Ulrich Paul Kahlfeldt, Itinerario/itinerary 15 "Mies van der Rohe e Berlino", Domus 674, luglio-agosto/july-august 1986
Rolf Achilles, et.al., Mies van der Rohe, Architect as Educator, University of Chicago Press, 1986
Arthur Drexler (ed.) The Mies van der Rohe Archive. An Illustrated Catalogue of the Mies van der Rohe Drawings in the Museum of Modern Art, Garland Publishing, New York 1986-92 (20 Volumes)
Sandra Honey, et.al., Mies van der Rohe. European Works, St. Martins Press, New York 1986
John Zukowsky, Mies Reconsidered. His Career, Legacy, and Desciples, Art Institute of Chicago/Rizzoli, Chicago/New York 1986
Francesco Dal Co, "Il centenario di Mies", Domus 668, gennaio/january 1986, pp. 8-11
Franz Schulze, Mies van der Rohe. A Critical Biography, The University of Chicago Press, Chicago/London, 1985
David A. Spaeth, Mies van der Rohe, Rizzoli, New York 1985
Wolf Tegethoff, Mies van der Rohe. The Villas and Country Houses, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1985
Leonardo Benevolo, "I maestri si allontanano", Casabella 497, dicembre/december 1983, "L'opinione" pp. 38-39
Franz Schulze, Mies van der Rohe. Interior Spaces, Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago 1982
Werner Blaser, Mies van der Rohe. Continuing the Chicago School of Architecture, Birkhauser, Basel 1981
Werner Blaser (ed.), Mies van der Rohe, Zanichelli, "Serie di Architettura", Bologna 1981
Werner Blaser, Il design di Mies van der Rohe, Electa Editrice, Milano 1980
David A. Spaeth, Mies van der Rohe. An Annotated Bibliography and Chronology, Garland Publishing, New York 1979
Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1978 (3nd edition, revised)
Werner Blaser, After Mies. Mies van der Rohe. Teaching and Principles, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York 1977 (translation of Mies van der Rohe, Lehrer und Schule)
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Furniture and Furniture Drawings from the Design Collection and the Mies van der Rohe Archive. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Museum, New York 1977
Peter Blake, The Master Builders: Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Frank Lloyd Wright, W. W. Norton and Co., New York 1976
Peter Carter, Mies van der Rohe at Work, Praeger, New York 1974
Werner Blaser, Mies van der Rohe, Praeger, New York 1972 (Revised edition)
Ludwig Glaser, Mies van der Rohe. Drawings in the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York 1969
A. James Speyer, Mies van der Rohe, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago 1968
Werner Blaser, Mies van der Rohe, Artemis-Verlag, Zürich/Stuttgart 1965
Peter Blake, Mies van der Rohe. Architecture and Structure, Penguin Books, Baltimore 1964
Arthur Drexler, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, George Braziller, New York 1960
tr.it.: Il Saggiatore, "I maestri dell'architettura contemporanea", Milano 1960
Ludwig Hilberseimer, Mies van der Rohe, Paul Theibald and Company, Chicago 1956
Philip Johnson, Mies van der Rohe, The Museum of Modern Art, New York 1953 (2nd edition, revised)
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INTERVIEWS
 
 
Moisés Puente, Conversations with Mies van der Rohe, Princeton Architectural Press, New York 2008
Peter Carter, "Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, l'architettura non è un Martini cocktail/Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Architecture is not a Martini Cocktail", Casabella 741, febbraio/february 2006, pp. 3-5
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EXHIBITIONS
 
 
Mies van der Rohe. Architecture and Design in Stuttgart, Barcelona, Brno
Firenze, Istituto degli Innocenti, 18 ottobre/18 dicembre 2003
Mantova, Casa del Mantegna, 8 may/30 june 2005
Mies in Berlin, New York, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), 21 june/11 september 2001
Mies in America, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, 21 june/23 september 2001
Mies e il moderno, Venezia, Aula Magna di Ca' Dolfin, 10/11 aprile 1987 (meeting)
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
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