Ludwig Mies van der Rohe gehörte zu den führenden Persönlichkeiten in der Architektur des 20. Jahrhunderts. Mit wissenschaftlich fundierten Texten und opulentem Plan- und Fotomaterial zeichnet das Buch die facettenreiche Entwicklung seines Werkes nach: Die ersten Berliner Bauten, seine Villenprojekte und Tätigkeit am Bauhaus in den dreißiger Jahren sowie die amerikanischen Projekte der Nachkriegszeit. For architects and many others who are committed to the modernist tradition, Mies van der Rohe is a pivotal figure. With in-depth, scholarly essays and opulent photographs and plans, this book traces the multifaceted development of his work, including his first Berlin buildings, his villa projects, his work at the Bauhaus in the 1930s, and his American projects of the postwar years.
Jean-Louis Cohen was the director of the Institut français d’architecture until 2003 and is currently a professor at New York University. He has established his reputation as a leading international historian of architecture with major English-language publications on a range of subjects, including Le Corbusier and the history of European-American architecture.