("Mies, Mies, Mies," says the real estate agent as she walks through Crown Hall. "You know we all adore you, but let's face facts, this is grim. Grim! I went to a funeral and there were more giggles. Black - don't get me wrong - always in fashion, always tres elegante. But less is more, if you know what I mean - where have I heard that before? Well, of course, you told me. And who could argue? But just between us, is there anything you can't add improve with that extra bit of pop! - a pinch of orchid here, a dash of coral there, and maybe a little splash of Marimekko to give all that banker's charcoal the warm and fuzzies?")
And, of course, Tuesday night at Crown Hall, the Mies van der Rohe Society is throwing its usual birthday bash, for which registration is now closed.
If you forgot to get your tickets or can't get in, there's always our Mies van der Rohe Architect's Page, with links to articles, books, videos and photographs on the work and legacy of the pride of Aachen.