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Almost Nothing

Almost Nothing: 100 Artists Comment on the Work of Mies van der Rohe
Christian Bjone
Park Books, June 2019

Hardcover | 8-1/2 x 11 inches | 226 pages | 215 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-3038600800 | $49.00

Publisher's Description:
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886?1969) was one of the most significant and influential architects in history. His designs and buildings?to say nothing of his thought and writing?continue to this day to spark heated debates on achievement and failure in modern architecture. And he?s the rare architect whose influence and reputation spread beyond the field?which this book demonstrates powerfully.

Almost Nothing collects work by one hundred painters, sculptors, photographers, film directors, designers, cartoonists, and architects that comment on or appropriate buildings, designs, and statements by or images of the legendary architect. New York?based architect and writer Christian Bjone amplifies the selections with a commentary offering rich background information on the individual artists and the depicted art works, and the result is a striking celebration of Mies van der Rohe?s lasting influence.dDAB Commentary: Easily the most iconic artwork with a building by Mies van der Rohe as a subject is Stanley Tigerman's The Titanic, which depicts IIT's Crown Hall partly submerged in the waters of Lake Michigan. Is that 1978 collage one of the "comments on the work of Mies van der Rohe" collected by Christian Bjone" Yes, and it's eas...
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