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The Artless Word: Mies Van Der Rohe on the Building Art

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2 Ratings  ·  1 Review
Mies van der Rohe's architecture has been well documented, yet his writings, which contain the key to understanding his work, have been largely unexplored. From a body of writing that is surprisingly large for the self-described "unwilling author," Fritz Neumeyer reconstructs the metaphysical and philosophical inquiry on which Mies based his modernism.An appendix presents ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 29th 1994 by MIT Press (MA)
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Duncan Berry
OK, I'm a Mies nut — or was.

I read this first when it came out in German in 1986, and went back years after I had completed my dissertation on a completely different period and problem set — THAT's how good this book is.

Here is what I wrote as a review of the German edition:

"I read this book with enormous relish when it appeared in the Mies centennial year of 1986, and went to meet the author at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum because I was utterly blown away by his exhaustive command of the primary so
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