Mies by Detlef Mertins Phaidon Book
This is the most readable, beautiful and comprehensive book ever published on one of the twentieth century's most influential architects. Known for the beauty and purity of his work, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe built remarkable houses, skyscrapers, museums and multibuilding campuses. The clarity of his architecture belies the diversity of Mies's 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 of the most important buildings as well as the intellectual contexts for their design.
The American architectural theorist Detlef Mertins made lasting contributions to the theory and history of modernism in architecture, art, philosophy and urbanism. He taught widely, including professorships at the universities of Pennsylvania, Toronto, Columbia, Harvard, Princeton, and Rice. During his career, he published numerous books and articles to great acclaim.
Hardcover, 12 x 9 3/8 in., 544 pages, 375 illustrations