Whether it was Mies van der Rohe, himself, or another in a long line of influential purveyors of Bauhaus who coined the phrase; “Less is more” is as simple and complex as the steel and glass structures that came to signify modernity at a time when the U.S. was buried in tradition.
A beaming beacon to Chicago, yet just as influential and compelling worldwide, van der Rohe shaped his work from the neo-classical into an all-glass wonder, leaving only room for straight black lines in between. The result of his influence affecting all facets of art, whether it be painting, film, fashion literature or music.
" I am for discipline. I am for clarity and for good craftsmanship..."
- Ludwig Mies van der Rohe