Accidental Masterpiece, An: Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion

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With the temporary exhibition pavilion of the German Reich at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Mies van der Rohe designed an architectural icon, but also a controversial monument of the way the Weimar Republic portrayed itself. The building is one of the most unusual success stories in the history of architecture. This comprehensively, broadly researched book portrays the building’s complex history and its political entanglement. Despite its short existence, its reputation grew steadily in the following decades, thanks in part to magnificent photographs. It was soon considered the constructed manifesto of the Modern Age, and its spatial and "ideational" ambitions were called "a milestone of Modern architecture."
ISBN 9783035619867. Birkhauser Verlag.
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With the temporary exhibition pavilion of the German Reich at the 1929 International Exposition in Barcelona, Mies van der Rohe designed an architectural icon, but also a controversial monument of the way the Weimar Republic portrayed itself. The building is one of the most unusual success stories in the history of architecture. This comprehensively, broadly researched book portrays the building’s complex history and its political entanglement. Despite its short existence, its reputation grew steadily in the following decades, thanks in part to magnificent photographs. It was soon considered the constructed manifesto of the Modern Age, and its spatial and "ideational" ambitions were called "a milestone of Modern architecture."
  • Author
    Dietrich Neumann
  • Publisher
    Birkhauser Verlag
  • Release
    February 2021
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    176 pages. 330 b/w, 142 colour ills. 23 x 30 cm
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    nyp due 12/2/21air
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