LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING
with architect Edward Windhorst
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Lecture starts at 6:30 p.m.
Reception and book signing follows
This event is free, but tickets are required. Click here for more information.
This compelling biography tells the story of how Mies created some of the most significant buildings of the 20th century. A major expansion of Franz Schulze’s acclaimed 1985 biography, this re-writing with architect Edward Windhorst features new research and commentary, drawing on the best recent work of scholars and critics.
Schulze and Windhorst trace Mies’s European career in its progression of avant-garde modernism to his second maturity and world renown in the United States. Among the most exciting new discoveries is the transcript of the early-1950s Farnsworth House court case, which discloses for the first time the facts about Mies’s epic battle with his client Edith Farnsworth.
The book reveals new information about his relationships with women, including his marriage to the wealthy Ada Bruhn, his close ties to the gifted designer Lilly Reich, and new details from a series of illuminating interviews with his American companion, Lora Marx. This edition also gives voice to dozens of architects who knew and worked with (and sometimes against) Mies.
Hardcover. 493 pages.