[UCP Books]: Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography New and Revised Edition

Now in Paperback 


“Franz Schulze’s 1985 biography of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe has always been acknowledged as the most comprehensive and thoughtful biography of one of the key figures in twentieth-century architecture. This revised edition with significant new scholarship by its two authors will undoubtedly come to occupy the same position.”–Dietrich Neumann, Brown University


Mies van der Rohe 

A Critical Biography
New and Revised Edition

Franz Schulze and Edward Windhorst
US Publication date: 30 April 2014 UK Publication Date: 12 May 2014
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-15145-X Paper $35.00/£24.50


Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography is a major rewriting and expansion of Franz Schulze’s acclaimed 1985 biography, the first full treatment of the master German-American modern architect. Co-authored with architect Edward Windhorst, this thoroughly revised edition features new and extensive original research and commentary and draws on the best recent work of American and German scholars and critics. This edition also gives voice to dozens of architects who knew and worked with (and sometimes against) Mies through interviews drawn from the unique oral history collection of the Art Institute of Chicago.


Franz Schulze is the Hollender Professor of Art Emeritus at Lake Forest College. His many books include Philip Johnson: Life and Work and, as co-author, Chicago’s Famous Buildings, the latter also published by the University of Chicago Press. Edward Windhorst studied architecture with Myron Goldsmith at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He has written two books about modernism in Chicago. They are available for interviews. Please contact Carrie Olivia Adams at 773-702-4216 or cadams@press.uchicago.edu for more information. 


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