Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: The Master of Modernism

How would you describe Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in one word? A question for followers on the Bauhaus Movement Instagram page. Less, modernism, tutto, clarity, balance, poet, elegant, master, style, stunning, precise, objective, simple, icon, sharp, professor, synthesis, finesse, details, visionary, tasteful, minimal, beautiful, crafter, magnificent, timeless, revolutionary, brilliant, transcendental… These were only some …

Walter Gropius

“…the final goal of art: the creative conception of the cathedral of the future, which will once more encompass everything in one form – architecture and sculpture and painting.” – Walter Gropius, 1919 In his own words, his philosophy of total design, around the time of the establishment of the Bauhaus.  It has been exactly …