Metallurgy Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Corner Detail

Date:

n.d.

Artist:

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American, born Germany, 1886-1969

About this artwork

Mies is famous for his corners, for which he used I beams to create formal, almost decorative elements in otherwise stripped-down buildings made of steel, glass, and brick. First sketched, then worked out at full scale, these modern details draw attention to the ends of a building’s facade, a function similar to that played by columns or flat pilasters in neoclassical design.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (Architect)

Title

Metallurgy Building, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Illinois, Corner Detail

Origin

United States

Medium

Graphite on paper

Dimensions

12.5 x 22 cm (5 x 9 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of A. James Speyer

Reference Number

1981.941

Copyright

© 2018 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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