Mies Reconsidered

John Zukowsky, Author, Rizzoli International Publications, Author, Rizzoli, Author Rizzoli International Publications $27.5 (172p) ISBN 978-0-8478-0771-0
Here leading contemporary architects reexamine the career of Mies van der Rohe from a rewarding variety of critical stances. Dal Co discusses Mies's notebooks and ideas as well as possible influences on him. Eisenman ""reads'' the Barcelona Pavilion as a text, analyzing the building's elements in a manner often used in architectural criticism today. Tigerman likewise uses textual analysis to look at the accomplishmentsand in some cases lack thereofof Mies's many disciples. Spaeth contributes a biographical essay that focuses on the evolution of Mies's work. Zukowsky, curator of architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, has included over 200 black-and-white photos, sketches and plans. (November)
Reviewed on: 09/01/1986
Release date: 09/01/1986
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