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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Google Doodle celebrates Mies

Today Google's search page celebrates German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe known commonly as just "Mies" on his birthday 126 years ago today. His well known quote “God is in the details” gives a bit of insight into his design style which sought big areas of open space divided by clean lines which attracted the eye. He was the director of the Bauhaus, the inspired school of art in design in Berlin, for a few years before emigrating to the U.S. in 1938 and creating well known buildings such as: The Seagram Building on Park Avenue/52nd Street in Manhattan (which is also home to the The Four Seasons restaurant famous for its interiors and art created by painters such as: Mark Rothko (who later refused the commission), Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso (whose curtains still hang in the restaurant), and Ronnie Landfield), The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in D.C., and S. R. Crown Hall on the campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology which is pictured in the doodle.

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