Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Barcelona Pavillon/Haus Tugendhat
With photographs by Klaus Kinold
With texts by Christoph Hölz und Wolf Tegethoff
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's pavilion of the German Reich in Barcelona was dismantled at the end of the exhibition and was largely reconstructed true to the original on the architect's 100th birthday in 1986. In contrast, the Tugendhat House was largely preserved despite seven decades of neglect, but it was not until 2010–2012 that it was extensively renovated and returned to its original state. Under the impression of the restoration, the architectural photographer Klaus Kinold portrayed both buildings in precise shots. The architectural historians Wolf Tegethoff and Christoph Hölz sketch the building history and answer the question of the legitimacy of reconstructions of modern architecture.
2020, Hirmer Verlag
72 pp., 39 ills., 4 historical draft drawings, 12 current floor plans and elevations as well as sections, hardcover
Mies van der Rohe and Japan
The architect Mies van der Rohe devised some radical spatial concepts. Three buildings by Mies are compared to Japanese houses: the Brick Country House, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Farnsworth House.
Im Comic schildert Mies van der Rohe seinem Enkel während eines Fluges zu dieser Baustelle sein Leben – ein intensives Leben, ehrgeizig und erfolgreich, aber von zwei Weltkriegen überschattet.