The Beauty of Mies / by Phillip Jefferson

I have realized I have not had a regular posting for some time.  But after some recent travel, my moment of blogging needs have arisen yet again.  This particular post, is a representation of one of the best of the International Style.  Mies Van Der Rohe's work has always resonated with me.  After many years of study of the work of this great architect the opportunity to experience his work in person, brought about a sense of joyous silence, a sublime experience. 

Crown Hall, this amazing space on the campus of IIT, ever so well designed in steel and proportioned with beautiful detailing of glass and stone brought me to a peaceful awe.  The beauty of his connections and the tension of simple recognized moments of material simplicity are ever so strategically placed from his mind.  What an amazing building.  Harmony of steel and glass is truly evident in this International Style.  Images do this space no justice.

 Crown Hall upon approach.

Crown Hall upon approach.

 Crown Hall, a beautiful since of symmetry.

Crown Hall, a beautiful since of symmetry.

 Crown Hall, connections.

Crown Hall, connections.

 Crown Hall, strength in steel.

Crown Hall, strength in steel.