The story behind Mies van der Rohe's name changes
Mies in the doorway of the Riehl House, 1912The story behind Mies van der Rohe's name changesWith his numerous name changes he joined a roll call of avant-garde artists intent on reinventing themselvesAs every artist knows, the act of reinvention often begins with a name change - that simplest but most effective of rebrandings.As our Detlef Mertins book Mies reveals, Mies van der Rohe's numerous change of names early on in his career were a similar manifestation of his pride in being a ‘self-created’ man.In German, the word mies connotes ‘wretched’, ‘miserable’ and ‘rotten’, as well as the state of feeling unwell or under the weather.By adding the umlaut over the ‘e’ in Miës and the Dutch title ‘van der’ Mies tempered these disagreeable associations.Although ‘van der’ is not actually a noble title, as is the German title ‘von’, this ambiguity lent the name a more aristocratic and sophisticated air, which Mies further cultivated in his attire.
Georgia Louise Harris Brown
Georgia Louise Harris Brown (1918–1999), a pioneering African American architect practicing in Chicago and Brazil from the 1940s to the 1990s, is recognized as the second African American woman licensed as an architect in the United States.Early Life and Education Georgia Louise Harris Brown was born in Topeka, Kansas, on June 12, 1918, only six years after the extension of equal voting rights to women in the state.Georgia Louise Harris Brown (third from right) at work in the office of Frank Kornacker, structural engineer.Soon after graduating from Washburn, Georgia Louise went to Chicago to visit her brother.Georgia Louise Harris Brown, Kodak factory, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil, 1971.
Mies van der Rohe
Modern architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is the subject of a new biography.Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, nestled in a forest along the Fox River south of Aurora, is an icon of 20th-century modernist domestic architecture.The one-story masterpiece of steel and glass, with its simple geometric designs and transparent walls, reflects van der Rohe's minimalist expression of structure and space.View a photo gallery of Mies van der Rohe's work.Read an excerpt from Chapter 10 of Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
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Schweizer Film: Architekt Ludwig Mies van der Rohe und die Frauen
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe war einer der grössten Architekten der Moderne.Für seinen Aufstieg benötigte er die Frauen Die Schweizer Regisseurin Sabine Gisiger hat mit ihrem Film «The Mies van der Rohes» ein Sittengemälde des 20.So war es mit einem der grössten Architekten des Modernismus: Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.Seine Geschichte erzählt die Schweizer Filmregisseurin Sabine Gisiger neu: In ihrem Dokumentarfilm «The Mies van der Rohes» zeichnet sie ein Sittengemälde aus der Perspektive der Frauen in Mies’ Leben.Inszeniert ist der Film als ein fiktives Interview mit der 2008 verstorbenen Georgia van der Rohe, gespielt von Katharina Thalbach.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969)HistoryLess is more. Mies van der Rohe1954 turned out to be as important to Mies as the year he came to America in 1938.After interviewing some of the greatest names in contemporary architecture, she found Mies van der Rohe.Had the 1934 Brussels Pavilion at 729.6-feet-square or the 1954 Chicago Convention Hall at 720-feet-square been built, they would have resulted in the largest Mies van der Rohe buildings.Similarly, in the final edit of the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe film, his early vernacular houses that may have taught him how to build were left on the cutting room floor.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
German-American architect (1886–1969)Not to be confused with Ludwig von MisesLudwig Mies van der Rohe ( MEESS-...-ROH; German: [ˈluːtvɪç ˈmiːs fan deːɐ̯ ˈʁoːə]; born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies; March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German-American architect and furniture designer.Farnsworth House [ edit ]Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe (1946-1951)Between 1946 and 1951, Mies van der Rohe designed and built the Farnsworth House, a weekend retreat outside Chicago for an independent professional woman, Dr. Edith Farnsworth.It included addresses by Le Corbusier and Gropius as well as an interview with Mies van der Rohe.The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Collection, 1929–1969 (bulk 1948–1960) includes correspondence, articles, and materials related to his association with the Illinois Institute of Technology.The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Metropolitan Structures Collection, 1961–1969, includes scrapbooks and photographs documenting Chicago projects.
THE MIES VAN DER ROHES
IN PRODUCTION - DOCUMENTARIESTHE MIES VAN DER ROHESby Sabine GisigerIn the dramatic first half of the 20th century, in which dreams and traumas are so close together, almost all possibilities of modern existence are played out.The women around the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, his wife Ada, his three daughters Georgia, Marianne and Waltraut and his partner Lilly Reich seize the opportunities of the new age, but also experience the limitations of old patterns.When Mies emigrated to the USA in 1938, they struggled on their own through the barbarism of the Nazi era and the war.Their life was always determined by the absent husband, father and lover.The hybrid documentary THE MIES VAN DER ROHES tells a troubling family story and designs a moral painting of the modern age with unpublished films, images and documents - from a female perspective.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
Knoll Designer Bios Ludwig Mies van der Roheb. Germany1886-1969Regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of architecture, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s ‘less-is-more’ approach to design was the gold standard for many generations of modern architecture.As such, he was selected to design the German Pavilion at the Barcelona Industrial Exposition of 1929.The Barcelona Pavilion and the chairs it contained are universally recognized as milestones of modern design.Mies served as Vice President of the Deutsher Werkbund and Director of the Bauhaus from 1930 until it closed in 1933.Florence has always credited Mies as her most influential instructor, and, in 1948, Mies granted Knoll exclusive rights to produce his furniture, including the Barcelona collection, the Brno chair, and MR series.
Women in Architecture: Georgia Louise Harris Brown
As a part of our ongoing “Women in Architecture” series, we’re spotlighting Georgia Louise Harris Brown, a visionary who was able to apply her extraordinary talents across the world.Learn more about her impressive life and career below:The Life of Georgia Louise Harris BrownGeorgia Louise Harris Brown was born on June 12, 1918, in Topeka, Kansas, to Carl Collins, a shipping clerk, and Georgia Watkins, a school teacher.Brown continued her studies in architecture but moved back to Kansas in 1942.In 1953, Brown relocated to Brazil but didn’t receive an architecture license for the country until 1970.While living in Brazil, Brown contributed designs and managed the completion of several significant builds.
The Barcelona Pavilion was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as the German Pavilion for the Barcelona International Exhibition, held on Montjuïc.It was designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich as the German national pavilion for the 1929 Barcelona International Exhibition.As time went by, it became a key point of reference not only in Mies van der Rohe’s own career but also in twentieth-century architecture as a whole.Mies van der Rohe’s originality in the use of materials lay not so much in novelty as in the ideal of modernity they expressed through the rigour of their geometry, the precision of the pieces and the clarity of their assembly.The Barcelona chairMies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich designed a chair, especially for the Pavilion, consisting of a leather upholstered metallic profile that over the years has become an icon of modern design.
Unter der Leitung des 31-jährigen Ludwig Mies van der Rohe waren 21 Häuser in nur 21 Monaten gebaut worden.Sein Design wird zum ErfolgDie Ausstellung war eine der Geburtsstunden der Moderne – und für Ludwig Mies van der Rohe ein Durchbruch in mehrerlei Hinsicht.Ludwig Mies va der Rohe und der FreischwingerDarüber, wer als Erfinder des Freischwingers gelten dürfe – Mart Stam oder Mies –, gab es lange Streit.Für Mies van der Rohe lag der Reiz der Reduktion eher in der Verfeinerung als in der Demokratisierung des Designs.Der Gang ins Exil für Mies van der RoheAuch für den Architekten begann eine Zeit der Unsicherheit.
Mies in Köln!
Die Schau behandelt früheste Arbeiten in Aachen, die Wohnhäuser und das Fabrikensemble in Krefeld und Planungen für hiesige, nicht verwirklichte Projekte, die Mies schon von Chicago aus über den Teich schickte.Folglich ist das LVR Landeshaus nicht nur der Ort der Ausstellung, sondern findet sich in ihr auch als Exponat wieder.Es ist der einzige Ort in Köln, wo van der Rohes Erbe wirklich spürbar wird.Wenn ihm etwas nicht gefiel, dann sagte er schlicht „you have to work a little harder.“Ausstellungseröffnung „Mies im Westen“ Landeshaus Köln-Deutz © Uwe Weiser, LVRMies, ein Bauhausarchitekt?Studierende der Mastervertiefung „Denkmalpflege und Planen im Bestand“ der TH Köln, der TH Mittelhessen und der Alanus Hochschule haben zusammen mit dem Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurbaukunst NRW (M:AI NRW) und ihren Professoren Dr. Daniel Lohmann und Norbert Hanenberg jahrelang zu Mies geforscht und präsentieren hier die Ergebnisse.
Who's Who in Denton County: Ray and Georgia Gough
Ray and Georgia Gough, through their decades of teaching and support have cemented themselves as some of the foremost pioneers and advocates for the visual arts in Denton.Ray returned to Denton as a professor in 1950, where he would remain until 1979.He is considered the founder of the Interior Design program at the College of Visual Arts and Design.She taught as a professor of ceramics at the school for 25 years and served on the board at the Greater Denton Arts Council for 12 years.One of the galleries at the Greater Denton Arts Council is named the “Gough Gallery” after Ray and Georgia Gough and Georgia’s lasting contribution to the organization.
Georgia O'Keeffe in Abiquiú, New Mexico
An Artist in Abiquiú Georgia O'Keeffe calls home a "faraway" placeGeorgia O’Keeffe is among the most well-known American artists of the 20th century, while remaining widely misunderstood.“She was completely committed to perpetuating modernism,” says Carolyn Kastner, Curator at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe.©Georgia O'Keeffe Museum.Womb Chair, Womb Ottoman and Barcelona® Table in Georgia O'Keeffe's sitting room in Abiquiú, New Mexico.“She was always editing, demonstrating that there was nothing beyond her control.”Project Credits:Photography: Todd WebbAll images are courtesy of the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum unless otherwise noted.
A trove of Georgia O'Keeffe's photographs on view for the first
Todd Webb, Georgia O’Keeffe with Camera, 1959, printed later, inkjet print, Todd Webb Archive.This October, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents the first exhibition devoted to O’Keeffe’s photographic practice with the debut of Georgia O’Keeffe, Photographer.“Georgia O’Keeffe has long been the subject of exhibitions, portraiture, and volumes of scholarship.Reframing views through the lens of her camera, Georgia O’Keeffe saw her environment as an array of possible shapes and forms.Organization & FundingThis exhibition is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, with the collaboration of the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Santa Fe.
Mies Van Der Rohe Jigsaw Puzzle by Hans Namuth
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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
For example, the representative of Bauhaus Marcel Breuer, the American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: From Bauhaus to “Skin and Bones”The aesthetic era called Bauhaus has a specific beginning and ending date: 1919-1933.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a set that focuses on the essentials and the details, leaving anything frivolous out.Ludwig Mies van der Rohe created a set that focuses on the essentials and the details, leaving anything frivolous out.Divided between what his heart wanted and his ideas, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe followed a clear vision.
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein
Pablo Picasso, Portrait of Gertrude Stein , 1905-06, oil on canvas, 100 x 81.3 cm (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)The Laundry BargeIn 1904, Picasso rented a studio in an old, dilapidated building in Paris filled with artists and poets.It was at this time that Picasso first came into contact with French painter Henri Matisse, as well as the American expatriate Gertrude Stein.Gertrude commissioned a portrait by Picasso in 1905, around the same time that her brother Leo bought Matisse’s Bonheur de Vivre.As the strong solid woman of Picasso’s painting suggests, Gertrude Stein was a formidable presence in Paris of the early 20th century.Gertrude Stein, Picasso (London: BT Batsford, LTD, 1938); reprinted by Dover Publications, 1984, p. 8.