The architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe lived and worked in Berlin for thirty years. For him, the Temple of Western Modernism on Potsdamer Strasse and the Lemke House on lake Obersee represent points of departure and return, lighting out and legacy. But these are only two key points of his work. In and around Berlin and Potsdam, the great avant-garde architect designed and built many buildings. And subsequently also rejected a good number of them.
But with the meticulousness of an archeaologist and detective-like zeal, the architectural historian and photographer Carsten Krohn has uncovered, classified and analyzed the forgotten projects of Mies' Berlin years - from the villa to the traffic tower, from the tombstone to the trade fair design, from the furnished apartment to the department store. Convictions become clear, models shine through, trajectories emerge. For a long time, Mies' masterpieces were the most widely received. They paint the picture of a radical architect, but one who was not without roots. For the first time, with the help of the Mies Map, it is now possible to experience the early Mies in all his breadth and diversity. The Map fits in every pocket and is an invitation to cross the historical paths of Mies by all means.
Wita Noack, Ingolf Kern (eds.)
128 pages with 84 illustrations, 125 x 165 mm, softcover, German/English
Publisher: form + zweck, ISBN 978-3-947045-23-5, Price: 20 EUR
The publication can be purchased in house or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The folder consists of a printed cover, a booklet with texts by Wita Noack, Wolfgang Binder and Reinald Eckert (in german) and 12 postcards (A5 format) with images of Reinald Eckert's Ikebana installation. The photographs are by Marc Naroska.
The project was part of the annual concept 2019 AVANTI-AVANTI-100 as part of the Bauhaus anniversary. The vase, which is still produced in the Berlin Porcelain Manufactory today, has been repeatedly fitted with various Ikebana arrangements, including plants from the Lemke Garden to match the seasons.
Price: 15 Euro
Matthias Bleyl, Michael Fehr, Wita Noack
320 pages with 51 Colour illustrations and numerous b/w illustrations, with an essay by Matthias Bleyl, Michael Fehr and Wita Noack and texts by Nicola von Albrecht, Harald Bichlmeier, Axel Buether, Hans Holländer, Ferenc Jádi, Marion Thielebein, Benedict Tonon and Annika Weise.
German/English, 16,5 x 23,5 cm, Hardcover
Published by Mies van der Rohe Haus
Publisher: form + zweck
Price 39,90 Euro