Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

American, born Germany (Aachen, Germany, 1886 - 1969, Chicago, Illinois)

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-born architect and educator who greatly influenced the shape and course of Modernism in the United States. Mies spent the first half of his career in Germany, where he worked in his father's stone-carving shop befo

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