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Mies in Berlin

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This in-depth look at Mies van der Rohe's early career is the first to examine the architect's work in Europe in terms of specific historical and cultural context, rather than the more abstract and formal arguments of the International Style. While earlier studies have described a fundamental break between Mies's neo-classical work prior to 1919 and the more avant-garde ...more
Hardcover, 392 pages
Published July 15th 2002 by The Museum of Modern Art, New York (first published January 1st 2001)
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"One's effortless glide through its interwoven complex of rooms, terraces, passages, and alcoves--rich and larger than life--sharpens the senses and expands the horizon of experience. Awareness is heightened to the point of expectancy. A space without hierarchy, center, or narrative, it is a labryinth in which to search and discover, to wander and wonder and be struck with wonder. Both sacred and profane, this is a house of the gods that mortals can enter and experience--rich yet poor, full yet ...more
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