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Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)Subscription

William J R Curtis, author of the seminal texts Modern Architecture Since 1900 and Le Corbusier: Ideas and Forms, writes on the ‘lucid quietude’ of Mies van de Rohe

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1993 April: Mies' miraculous survivor, Villa Tugendhat Subscription

The house that Mies van der Rohe built for Grete and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, Czechoslovakia, has endured the attentions of the worst regimes of the twentieth century. The restored villa reflects the robust, enduring nature of the original design and construction 


Reborn: Mies van der Rohe’s Villa Tugendhat in Brno, Czech RepublicSubscription

By Michael Webb

Director Iveta Černá uncovers eighty year of history while restoring the Villa Tugendhat to its initial splendour


Mies: Behind the Smoke ScreenSubscription

By Spyros Papapetros

A major new monograph on Mies by the late Detlef Mertins seeks the enigma behind the cigar


Building Seagram: A Memoir of Mies and ModernismSubscription


Phyllis Lambertʼs compelling and incisive account of the commissioning, design and construction of the Seagram Building is both a critical history and personal memoir of a pivotal moment in architecture

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Schizoid MiesSubscription


Mies van der Rohe’s materiality comes to the fore in an exhibition of his montages

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