less is more

For almost a century, Mies' minimalist style has proved very popular; his famous aphorism "less is more" is still widely used, even by those who are unaware of its origins.

Master of Modernism

Mies van der Rohe

The leading German avant-garde architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a shining star of German avant-garde architecture when he joined the Bauhaus as its director. This post enabled the architect to devote his energy to teaching for the first time. Mies van der Rohe attempted to continue the Bauhaus school’s teaching activities in Berlin until its enforced closure in 1932.