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By Detlef Mertins

'Puts Mies’s work back at the center of the architectural debate.' – Barry Bergdoll, Acting Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA 

'A formidable commitment to understanding both the man and the work.' – John Pawson

'By providing a rich texture of details, Professor Mertins succeeds in making his book an enlightening and enjoyable journey for both serious students of architecture and design as well as those interested in learning more about the creative genius [Mies van der Rohe].' – Maurice D. Parrish, Executive Director of the Farnsworth House

Known for the beauty and purity of his work, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built remarkable houses, skyscrapers, museums, and multibuilding campuses. Accompanied by more than 700 drawings, photographs, plans, and diagrams,

Mertins’ rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all of Mies van der Rohe’s work, with in-depth discussions of his most important buildings and projects. The clarity of Mies’s architecture belies the diversity of his interests, which included philosophy and science as well as design, and Mertin’s rigorous and accessible text gives the reader a clear description of all the most important of Mies’s buildings as well as the intellectual contexts for their design.  

544 pages
Phaidon, 2024
12 x 9 3/8 inches
ISBN 9781838668174

$150.00 $150.00