Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was a German-American architect. He is one of the pioneers of modernist architecture.
In the 1930s, Mies was the last director of the Bauhaus. He is often associated with his fondness for the aphorisms, "less is more" and "God is in the details".
Between 1946 and 1951, Mies van der Rohe designed and built the Farnsworth House, a weekend retreat outside Chicago.
Over the last twenty years of his life, Mies developed and built his vision of a monumental "skin and bones" architecture that reflected his goal to provide the individual a place to fulfill himself in the modern era. Mies sought to create free and open spaces, enclosed within a structural order with minimal presence