on March 27th, 2012
the world celebrated the 126th birthday
of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (March 27, 1886 - August 17, 1969).
commonly referred to and addressed as Mies, his surname.
Mies with the model of Crown Hall - the Architectural Faculty at the ITU, Chicago
"Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, along with Walter Gropius and Le Corbusier, are widely regarded as the pioneering masters of modern architecture. Mies, like many of his post-World War I contemporaries, sought to establish a new architectural style that could represent modern times just as Classical and Gothic did for their own eras. He created an influential twentieth century architectural style, stated with extreme clarity and simplicity." [Wikipedia]
Villa Tugendhat by Brno, Slovakia
the Barcelona chair