Mies van der Rohe and Japan
The architect Mies van der Rohe devised some radical spatial concepts. Although he never visited Japan, there are numerous links to pre-modern Japanese houses. Where do those links come from? Three buildings by Mies – all of them icons of architectural history – are compared to Japanese houses: the Brick Country House, the Barcelona Pavilion and the Farnsworth House. By examining cultural exchanges between East and West we gain a new understanding of the periods of Mies’ work.
publisher: müry salzmann
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe & Lilly Reich
Businessman and art collector Hermann Lange maintained a close working relationship with Mies van der Rohe and interior designer Lilly Reich, their associations involving family, friends, and Lange’s company.
Despite being shut down by the Nazis after just fourteen years in existence, the Bauhaus art school stands as one of the defining movements of modern history. This book introduces the school’s commitment to creative expression, cutting-edge ideas, and the combination of fine art and technology in a utopian future.