Mies van der Rohe's Krefeld Villas

Mies van der Rohe s Krefeld Villas With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has received over the last few years it s hard to believe that there could be a pair of undiscovered buildings begging for even the slightest consideration

  • Title: Mies van der Rohe's Krefeld Villas
  • Author: Kent Kleinman Leslie Van Duzer
  • ISBN: 9781568985039
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has received over the last few years, it s hard to believe that there could be a pair of undiscovered buildings begging for even the slightest considerationand receiving none Such has been the fate, however, of Mies s Krefeld Villas, a pair of neighboring brickresidences of typically restrained elegance built from 1927 to 1930With all of the attention Mies van der Rohe has received over the last few years, it s hard to believe that there could be a pair of undiscovered buildings begging for even the slightest considerationand receiving none Such has been the fate, however, of Mies s Krefeld Villas, a pair of neighboring brickresidences of typically restrained elegance built from 1927 to 1930 Their anonymity is, to some degree, Mies s own doing in 1959, in his only public comment about the projects, he quipped that he would have preferred to use glass, but the clients objected I had great trouble, he said.As historians Kent Kleinman and Leslie van Duzer show in this carefully researched, eminently readable study, sometimes it s best not to take the architect at his word Here they guide us through the two villas, which were converted into a joined museum of contemporary art after World War II Each chapter begins with a study of an artist who has created a site specific installation within the villas By analyzing how Yves Klein, Sol LeWitt, Richard Serra, and Ernst Caramelle chose to engage Mies s architecture, they arrive at a truly original understanding of these two forgotten masterworks.

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