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New book: Mies and Modern Living

10/16/2008


From the esteemed art publisher Hatje Cantz

Mies and Modern Living
Interiors, Furniture, Photography

“A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier.” (Ludwig Mies van der Rohe)

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 In addition, this book contains a series of previously unpublished photographs on Mies’s work. (English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-2220-9)