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More new Mies


And while we’re on the subject of Mies, this book comes out in paperback today, from Princeton Architectural Press:

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe

In this collection of interviews Mies talks freely about his relationship with clients, the common language he aimed for in his architectural projects, the influences on his work, and the synthesis of architecture and technology that he advanced in his designs and built works.

Conversations with Mies van der Rohe makes an important contribution to the corpus of Mies scholarship. It presents a vivid picture of a master of modernism, bringing his artistic biography to a close while completing the scope of his style in terms of techniques, scale, use of materials, and typology. An essay by Iñaki Ábalos provides a context for these interviews and looks at Mies’s legacy from a contemporary perspective.”

And this November 1st will bring the publication of another book,

Mies and Modern Living
Helmut Reuter and Birgit Schulte, Editors

“Gathering the proceedings of a 2007 symposium on Mies, this publication takes the Barcelona chair as a starting point to address his progressive ideas on interior space and continuities between architecture and furniture design. Experts trace the highlights of Mies’ career and flesh out a context for his innovations in the ferment of 1920s and 1930s Berlin. Also included is a series of previously unpublished photographs of Mies’ work.”