By
Cecilia Díaz Betz

Phaidon presents a new monograph on Mies, recreating the artistic, historical and intellectual contexts where the famous and influential architect Mies van der Rohe lived and worked. The book is the work of writer Detlef Mertir, a great admirer of Rohe’s work. For 10 years, he devoted himself to researching, gathering information and writing to give birth to this unprecedented and definitive monograph that brings together all of the architect’s work.

A unique book for architects, designers, aficionados of modernist aesthetics and for anyone interested in the cultural history of the twentieth century, this monograph is organized chronologically and divided into six thematic chapters. It also contains 700 images including original drawings, archival and contemporary photographs, drawings and diagrams. All accompanied and guided by Mertir’s texts, which provide a great insight into the work of Mies van der Rohe and emphasizes the ideas that influenced the artist.

Get a copy for 125 euros here.