Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mies in Berlin and America

Published by the Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), this website records two exhibitions that were held in New York in 2001: Mies in Berlin, held at MoMA from 21 June to 11 September, and Mies in America, held at the Whitney Museum from 21 June to 23 September.
The Mies in Berlin exhibition focused on the early career of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, from the time that he arrived in Berlin in 1905 to when he emigrated to the United States in 1938.
The Mies in America exhibition was the "first comprehensive examination of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's architectural career in the United States".
Mies was a German architect, who, along with his European contemporaries, Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, is widely regarded as one of the key architects of modern architecture. Known for his clarity and simplicity, he was a pioneer of modernist design. He was the director of the avant-garde Bauhaus school of architecture from 1930 to 1933, when it was closed down by the Nazi regime.
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