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Icon: Farnsworth House

Posted By Daily Icon On May 19, 2008 @ 2:00 AM In Architecture,Architecture Icons,Icons | 1 Comment

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The Farnsworth House, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1946 for his client, Dr Edith Farnsworth, is seminal. It asserted America as the pre-eminent home of modernism after the war. It also reduced (for the first time) the idea of a dwelling to its skeletal minimal.

Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois USA by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
+ Farnsworth House National Historic Site [4]

Buy the Book: Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography [5]


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[5] Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0226740609?ie=UTF8&tag=daiico-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0226740609

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