Monday, March 26, 2012

That Mies - He's So Colorful!

Crown Hall meets Unité d'Habitation.  Google Australia gets the jump on Mies van der Rohe's 126th birthday, Tuesday, March 27th, and gives the master a chance to see how a little color might have spiced things up.  (thanks to Edward Lifson for the heads up.)

("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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Perhaps a colorful "Happy Birthday, Mies" mural is in order for the lovely new walls in the IBM building's lobby?