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To see this, one should look at the designs Mies, at thirty-four, made for the most
important architectural competition held in the first years of Weimar Germany - the
Turmhaus-AG's Berlin contest for a high-rise building near Friedrichstrasse ...
This meant that even solid walls ought to look like membranes. Architects
therefore wanted an opaque material that did not look as though it carried a load.
They found it in stucco, or thought they had. To reduce a wall to a perfectly even
But it's not saying that commercial art is terrible, or "look what we've come to" -
that may be a sociological fact, but it is not what this art is about. He was also
fond of mildly sophomoric in-jokes, directed to his own life as an artist. "What do
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
Wonderful pictures - some even full page! Nice overview of the last hundred years or so of art (through the 1980s) -- wow, and to think I've lived through about thirty years of this...(!). Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jcbrunner - LibraryThing
Coming late to the party, this tie-in to an early 1980s TV documentary series, I both like reading his poignant and wide-ranging introduction to 20th century art (that remains very wedded to the 19th ... Read full review