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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
(1886-1969) born on
Mar 27
German-US architect. He was the master of 20th-c. architecture who built the first steel and glass skyscraper, Seagram Bldg, NYC, 1956.
         
   
F
God is in the details.

R
Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
A
It is better to be good than to be original.
N
Less is more.
K
A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On restraint in design; in NY "Herald Tribune," 28 Jun 1959.
R: On restraint in design; in NY "Herald Tribune," 28 Jun 1959.
A: In "Words of Wisdom," by Wm. Safire & Leonard Safire, 1989.
N: "New York Herald Tribune," 1959.
K: In "Time," 18 Feb 1957.
   


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