Item description for Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Studio Paperback) by Werner Blaser...
Studio Paperback monographs on the outstanding architects of the 20th century - concise and informative overviews of the complete works written and edited by noted authors. Each volume contains biographical details and a work chronology.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.6" Width: 6.4" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 1997
Publisher Birkhäuser Basel
ISBN 3764356197 ISBN13 9783764356194
Reviews - What do customers think about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Studio Paperback)?
Copiously illustrated review of 51 major works Jan 18, 2005
This concise and copiously illustrated survey of the 51 major buildings and projects was published under ISBN: 3760881025 by Artemis (Zürich), and under ISBN: 3764356197 by Birkhäuser (Basel...) and ISBN: 0817656197 by Birkhäuser (Boston) in English and German side by side (ISBN: 3764355514 is not in English, but bilingual in German and French, so the only English books offered under it may actually be ISBN: 0500340501 by Thames& Hudson, 1972). It shows enormous amount of pictorial information on only 246 pages with 126 only B&W multi-picture illustrations well balanced, superbly crisp and perfectly legible, of which at least a half is technical as plans, sections, details, elevations, etc. It begins with the analysis about the architect's style on several pages, and ends with biography, list of works, etc. on several more. In between, there are projects in a chronological order each headed by a description from as little as just a few lines to over a page long followed by illustrations from one to several depending on the work's scope. Like all from the Studio Paperback series, it is one of the best illustrated book among B&W architectural monographs even of a bigger size possibly including "Mies van der Rohe at Work" by Peter Carter published by Phaidon in a larger format. Similar to smaller books from the Works and Projects series published by Gustavo Gili in English and Spanish.
Essintial overvew to reference Mies Jan 20, 2001
It is compareble to the pocket edition published by Gustavo Gili (G.G.) and that has long ago vannished from the stores for having souch a large demand. This version by Warner Blaser has a better quality layout, at a higher price and larger format but keeps the contents to the essence. It doesn't teach you his concepts and goals, it is his works for your own interpretation. For those Mies van der Rohes` fans, it is a book to keep under the pillow.