MIES VAN DER ROHE
Famous for his motto "less is more", Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was one of the fathers of modern architecture and a much-questioned pioneer of 20th century aesthetics and urban planning.
Mies Van der Rohe's philosophy was based on the underlying truth of pure forms and proportions.
Using the latest in contemporary materials and technology, he sought a naked purity in architecture, represented by the Seagram Building and the Farnsworth House, among others.
Some criticized his austere style as a precursor to standardized and nondescript urban landscapes. Others cite Mies van der Rohe as the absolute master of an enduringly elegant essence.
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