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designed in Europe during the mid 19th century, Mies van der Rohe elevated industrial materials to art. ''Form is not the aim of our work. It is the result,'' wrote Mies van ...
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"Architecture is a language; when you are very good you can be a poet," wrote acclaimed designer and Bauhaus director Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies van der Rohe began his career working in his father's stonemasonry business. After an apprenticeship in Berlin, he immigrated to Chicago in 1938.
Mies van der Rohe's designs include the German Pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona Exposition, the Tugendhat Villa in Brno, Czechoslovakia, and the Seagram Building in New York, designed with Philip Johnson, as well as a cluster of residential towers along Chicago’s Lakeshore Drive in Chicago, and the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, where he was the director of architecture.
As a leader in modernist architecture and furniture design, Mies van der Rohe elevated industrial-age materials to an art form. Many of the aforementioned buildings, with their steel frames and large-scale glazing, are now landmarks of modern architecture.