jueves, 26 de mayo de 2011

book | Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe / Jean-Louis Cohen.
2nd and updated ed.
Basel : Birkhäuser, 2011.
191 p. : fot., planos

ISBN 9783034607346*
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969.
Arquitectura - Siglo XX.
Biblioteca A-72 MIES LUD

In 1997, the French Minister of Culture appointed Jean-Louis Cohen to create the Cité de l'architecture, a museum, research, and exhibition center in Paris’s Palais de Chaillot. His research activity has been chiefly focused on 20th-century architecture and urban planning. He has studied German and Soviet architectural cultures in particular, and interpreted extensively Le Corbusier's work and Paris planning history. Cohen is the author and curator of many architecture books and exhibitions.ç

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the leading figures of twentieth-century architecture. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, he is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and plans, this book traces the multifaceted development of his work, including his first Berlin buildings, his villa projects, his work at the Bauhaus in the 1930s, and his American projects of the postwar years.

Jean-Louis Cohen
was the director of the Institut français d architecture until 2003 and is currently a professor at New York University. He has an established reputation as a leading international historian of architecture. His broad and encompassing perspective makes this book a reliable and comprehensive introduction to the work of Mies van der Rohe.

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