Mies van der Rohe and Japan

Inge Andritz

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
ISBN 978-3-99014-169-4