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Art History 101

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Front façade.
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Exterior perspective.
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Street level.
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Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th century and one whose work left a legacy in architectural theory. His designs were known for their emphasis on open spaces and function over ornamentation, and his favored materials were basic and utilitarian: steel, concrete, brick, and glass. Mies studied with Peter Behrens, working alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius; he also served as the director of Bauhaus, and designed objects and furniture, including the iconic Barcelona Chair. He once told a graduating class of designers: “You have to build up the world you want to live in.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2016
The Tendency of the Moment - International Design: The Bauhaus Through ModernPeter Blake Gallery
2015
Endless House: Intersections of Art and ArchitectureThe Museum of Modern Art

Seagram Building, 1954-1958

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AH
Art History 101

From left to right:

Front façade.
Source: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain
Image source

Exterior …

Medium
Image rights
Source: Wikimedia Commons, see More Info

Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe (known primarily by his surname) was a highly prolific architect, considered by historians to be one of the most important of the 20th century and one whose work left a legacy in architectural theory. His designs were known for their emphasis on open spaces and function over ornamentation, and his favored materials were basic and utilitarian: steel, concrete, brick, and glass. Mies studied with Peter Behrens, working alongside Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius; he also served as the director of Bauhaus, and designed objects and furniture, including the iconic Barcelona Chair. He once told a graduating class of designers: “You have to build up the world you want to live in.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions (2)
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