Mies Van Der Rohe
The originator of open concepts and clean lines.
Discover the master of the modern minimalist, Mies van der Rohe, one of the defining and most hotly debated tastemakers of the twentieth century. In pursuit of elemental truth, van der Rohe crafted an “almost nothing” architecture, criticized by some as bland, extolled by others as the paradigm of purity.
Claire Zimmerman writes on modern architecture and contemporary culture. She was a member of the core research team for MoMA’s 2001 exhibition Mies in Berlin, and is associate professor of history of art at the University of Michigan.