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New Publication: MIES - EPISODEN. ODER WIE MARTHA LEMKE EINMAL IM WEISSEN KLEID AUF DER TERRASSE STAND

It is with great pleasure that we present the latest and now sixth volume in the Mies van der Rohe House series! The book is now available from us and can be purchased in the house or ordered online.

Memories are constructions. Photographs, letters and documents help us to visualise the past and to understand many things better. In this volume, we do not tell the story along the lines of icons, but look at the figures around Mies, look at the alleged subplots and intermediate pieces, which nevertheless reveal a lot about the avant-garde creative will of the time. The reconstruction of a dress in the context of an exhibition that resulted in this book, for example, brings us closer to the life of one of Mies' clients. We experience first-hand a building that is almost a century old and whose unbroken modernity lies precisely in the fact that it is permanently filled with life. In this way, the episodes told here allow us to understand the relationship between the builders and the building and those who live in it and with it.

Wita Noack, Jan Maruhn (editors)

184 pages with 90 illustrations, 134 x 210 mm, softcover, with texts by Jennifer Brachmann, Jan Frohburg, Hartmut Gaßner, Olaf Kranz, Jan Maruhn, Stefan Meyer, Wita Noack, Dominik Olbrisch and Annika Weise as well as conversations with Reinhard Wegener and Sabine Thümmler, plus a photo essay by Axl Jansen.

form + zweck Verlag, ISBN 978-3-947045-22-8, Price: 20 EUR