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By Carsten Krohn

This crucial and accomplished Mies monograph focuses in its research on Mies layout intentions: it reconstructs the constructions of their orginal kingdom, examines them from the current day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring structure of an exceptional sleek master.

The ebook offers 80 of Mies' works in chronological order.

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1 Markus Jager, “Das Haus Warnholtz von Mies van der Rohe (1914/15)”, in: Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte, 2002, pp. 123–136. The design of the garden has been reconstructed from historical aerial photographs. With thanks to Markus Jager for his valuable input. 2 These dimensions are given in the building records at the Berlin Landesarchiv. 32 Elevation Ground floor plan urbig House Neubabelsberg, Germany, 1915–17 The design for this villa exploits the topography of the sloping site on the banks of Griebnitzsee lake in such a way that it presents two storeys on one side and three on the other.

The house has a pronounced Dutch character. The building is made of brick laid in Dutch bond with a stepped gable over the service wing. Even the raised pointing of the brickwork is Dutch in origin. Mies recounts that he was heavily influenced by the work of the Dutch architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage. This house, with its complex asymmetric, staggered arrangement of different building volumes with bays and tall chimneys, is in spirit closer to Berlage than the Berlin tradition in the vein of Schinkel.

The appearance of the house remained unknown until the mid-1980s when the building records of the house were discovered. A design drawing was published in Philip Johnson’s monograph of Mies‘ work, but the actual building differed in its form. In his foreword Johnson explains that only those buildings that were not built according to Mies’ guidelines were not published. The five avant-garde projects in the book – the two glass skyscrapers, an office building, a concrete country house and a brick country house – have therefore overshadowed the Kempner House to the present day, although it is from the same period.

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