Mies and Modern Living
Interiors, Furniture, Photography
Helmut Reuter, Birgit Schulte (Ed.)
Texts by von Christiane Lange, Dietrich Neumann, Wolf Tegethoff, Jan Maruhn, Rolf Sachsse, Otakar Mácel, Nina Senger and others
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) is not only one of the most important twentieth-century architects, his furniture designs are also considered milestones in the history of design. Even today, his steel-tube and flat-steel furniture, such as the famous Barcelona Chair, are to a large extent still in serial production.
Based on the most recent research findings and taking new material into consideration, this publication devotes itself to these modern classics and in doing so, discusses the progressive concepts of interior space developed by Mies van der Rohe, who invariably understood the interior-design aspect to be part of an overall architectonic plan. Well-informed experts not only look back on the artistic highlights of Mies’s career and the history of their creation, their contributions also bring to life the atmosphere that prevailed in Berlin in the twenties and thirties. In addition, this book contains a series of previously unpublished photographs on Mies’s work.
Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2008
The Bauhaus changed the face of modernism. Pursuing utopian ideals for the future, it developed a pioneering fusion of arts, crafts and technology which it introduced into all creative media and techniques, from cinema to theatre, and from sculpture to ceramics. Not only does this book describe the work of that creative community, it also captures the spirit of the age, through unposed photographs of gymnastics teams, for instance, and through drawings from Paul Klee’s teaching.
Das unvollständige Haus
Diese wissenschaftliche Untersuchung entfaltet Mies van der Rohes heimliche Landschaftstheorie. Am Beispiel seiner „Landhäuser", deren Ziel eine organische Ordnung von Landschaft und Architektur ist.