Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe - March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969

"Less is More" - Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, commonly known as Mies, was a German-American architect who was known as one of the modern day architecture pioneers alongside with Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius.

Much like the designers in the classical, neoclassical, and gothic eras, Mies had created a style which suited his era, the modern day era, and used modern day materials to justify the style. Mies, sought for superior clarity and detail by using minimal framework in his designs, which he named "Skin and bones architecture".

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