Friday, 20 April 2012

Mies and Beckmann

Mies van de Rohe's favourite artist was Max Beckmann. Not Mondrian, not Arp, not Garbo, not Lissitsky, nobody abstract at all, and none of his Bauhaus colleagues. Beckmann, with his flesh and his despair and those fabulous thighs. When you are thinking about Mies van de Rohe I suspect you will understand more about his architecture with that little smidgen of information than with anything else.

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