Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Quotes


"A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"First you have to learn to do something, then you can go out and do it."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"The long path from material through function to creative work has only one goal: to create order out of the desperate confusion of our time."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"The individual is losing significance; his destiny is no longer what interests us."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture wrote the history of the epochs and gave them their names."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Never talk to a client about architecture. Talk to him about his children."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is the will of the age conceived in spatial terms."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"No design is possible until the materials with which you design are completely understood"

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is the real battleground of the spirit."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture is a language. When you are very good, you can be a poet"

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture begins when you place two bricks carefully together."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Architecture has the power to create order out of unholy confusion."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"We must have order, allocating to each thing its proper place and giving to each thing is due according to its nature."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"The long path from material through function to creative work has only one goal: to create order out of the desperate confusion of our time."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"We must be as familiar with the functions of our building as with our materials. We must learn what a building can be, what it should be, and also what it must not be."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

"We must remember that everything depends on how we use a material, not on the material itself, New materials are not necessarily superior. Each material is only what we make it."

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

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