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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Ludwig Mies van der RoheAKA Maria Ludwig Michael Mies

Born: 27-Mar-1886
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: 17-Aug-1969
Location of death: Chicago, IL
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, IL

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Glass Skyscraper

Military service: German Army (WWI, service in the Balkans)

Father: (master mason)

    Administrator: Director, Bauhaus School (1930-33)
    Administrator: Director, School of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (1938-58)

    Naturalized US Citizen 1944
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1961
    Appendectomy (1916)
    Risk Factors: Arthritis, Smoking, Appendicitis

Is the subject of books:
Mies van der Rohe, 1964, BY: Peter Blake
Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography, 1985, BY: Franz Schulze

Selected edifices:
Tugendhat House (1930, Brno, Czechia )
Minerals and Metals Research Building, ITT (1943, Chicago, IL )
Lake Shore Drive Apartments (1951, Chicago, IL )
Crown Hall, ITT (1956, Chicago, IL )
Seagram Building (1958, New York City)



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