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Steel And Stone: Constructive Concepts By Peter Behrens And Mies Van Der Rohe Mechthild Heuser

Steel And Stone: Constructive Concepts By Peter Behrens And Mies Van Der Rohe

Mechthild Heuser

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ISBN : 9783907078457
Hardcover
240 pages
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Steel and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. No, thats not quite right. But steel and stones were very right for two of the greatest modern architects, Peter Behrens and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and their aesthetic approachesMoreSteel and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. No, thats not quite right. But steel and stones were very right for two of the greatest modern architects, Peter Behrens and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and their aesthetic approaches to these materials were notably similar. Steel and Stone examines the grammar of detailing apparent throughout their built repertoire, from Behrenss groundbreaking AEG Turbine Factory to Miess IIT Campus in Chicago and his later American skyscrapers. Accompanying essays analyze the changing role of steel construction, from the industrial mainstream towards a highly expressive vocabulary of building art, and shows how the limits of traditional typotogical thinking are erased step by step. Author Mechthild Heuser also argues that the unmasking of formerly hidden steel skeletons and the unfolding of their aesthetic potential was made possible by the influence of photography As well, steel is considered as a medium of cultural exchange between Germany and the United States.