From the Barcelona Chair to the Design of Ludwig Van der Rohe

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Essay #: 071544
Total text length is 11,613 characters (approximately 8.0 pages).

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The beginning:
From the Barcelona Chair to the Design of Ludwig Van der Rohe
During 1925-1935 (A Proposal)
Statement of research question
The question at the heart of the final paper is what advances
Mies
Van der
Rohe
brought to contemporary furniture design during the 1920s and 1930s? The paper will pay special attention to how Van der
Rohe
profoundly shaped modernism during this period. The Barcelona Chair, which is one of the seminal works produced by Van der
Rohe
, reconceptualised the use of material and also changed how the Bauhaus Institution and its generation of designers (even architects) approached the entire matter of design. The final paper explores precisely how this one item changed the course of modern interactive design. The tentative...
The end:
.....work during the 1920s and the 1930s. The source is relevant for the reasons stated in the first sentence and it is reliable because Zimmerman is a young academic with a growing reputation. It is also quite a recent text on
Mies
and it is one that explores his philosophy on design and looks carefully at his conviction that the best architecture is enduring, sustainable, aesthetically pleasing, and clean and technical. By focusing on more than twenty of
Mies
’ greatest works, the text is able to show his evolution as an artist from around 1906 (when he was still very much a boy) until 1967, when he was in ill health and near death. The reductionist form of his work from the 1920s is discussed at length as is his use of new building materials.