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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Barcelona, Catalonia, Spainen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1929 (creation); 1986 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorMies van der Rohe, Ludwigen_US
dc.date1929en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-07T19:25:02Z
dc.date.available2013-05-07T19:25:02Z
dc.date.issued1929en_US
dc.identifier214272en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 171en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/121654
dc.descriptionView of west (rear) façade, from northwest; It was not, however, until 1929 that the ideas of the earlier experimental period were finally realized in one of the most important buildings of the Modern Movement, the German (or Barcelona) Pavilion (destroyed; reconstructed 1986), Montjuïc, Barcelona. It was a last-minute addition to the German section of the Exposición Internacional in Barcelona in 1929 for which Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich (with whom he collaborated on exhibition projects) had been given overall design responsibility by the government in 1928. Here Mies van der Rohe used the open (decellurized) plan as an architectural analogy of the social and political openness to which the new German republic aspired. Space-defining elements were dissociated from the structural columns, planning was free and open, merging interior and exterior spaces: unbroken podium and roof planes were held apart by a regular grid of slender cruciform steel columns, giving a clear field for spatial design, using opaque, translucent and transparent walls freely disposed between the columns. These ideas were crucial to all his subsequent work. The rich materials of the space-defining walls, the reflecting pools-in one of which stands a sculpture by Georg Kolbe-and the furniture that he designed specifically for the pavilion (the well-known Barcelona chair, stools and table), all added to the architectonic qualities in a building of great poetic beauty. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 12/2/2007)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; glass; marble; travertine; onyxen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectcommercial and industrial designen_US
dc.subjectworld's fairsen_US
dc.subjectModernisten_US
dc.subjectBauhausen_US
dc.titleBarcelona Pavilionen_US
dc.title.alternativeGerman Pavilionen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-MVR-BP-A4en_US
vra.culturalContextGermanen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeexhibition buildingen_US
dc.contributor.displayLudwig Mies van der Rohe (German architect, 1886-1969)en_US


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