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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe is considered one of the founders of modern architecture and is famous for his expression "less is more." He is famous for his work in glass and steel and was influential in Europe both as an architect and as the last director of the Dessau Bauhaus before it was forcibly closed by the National Socialist government in Germany. He moved to the United States in 1937 and continued his work in Chicago and New York City.
Few one-room homes are as strikingly modern and instantly recognizable as the Farnsworth House, designed by Mies for Dr. Edith Farnsworth. This single-story steel structure with floor-to-ceiling glass walls was meant to open a minimalist interior to nature in an extreme way. Construction took place from 1945–1951 on a 60-acre estate beside the Fox River in Plano, Illinois, where it still stands today.
LACMA's collections include 2 works created by designers from the Bauhaus and many objects designed by architects.
- Architectural replica of the Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois
- Booklet included with details on the building, its construction and history
- 564 LEGO pieces, replica measures 2-1/2 x 11-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches when completed
- For ages 12 and above
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