Archive for October, 2010

Block Cinema and the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust are hosting a film series on America’s architectural heritage and the groundbreaking visionaries who defined it. Regular or Super, Joseph Hillel and Patrick Demers’ 2005 portrait of Mies, will be screened on November 6th. Find dates and show times for the entire series. Advertisements

A recent article in the New York Times goes inside daily life at Lafayette Park, a residential development in Detroit that Mies designed in the late 1950s. Comprised of high rise buildings and townhouses, Lafayette Park represents the largest collection of Mies-designed buildings in the world and was added to the National Register of Historic […]

There’s still time to check out the sculptures scattered around IIT, brought to campus by Chicago Sculpture International as part of Chicago Artists Month. Find out more and download a map here.

The Mies Society can’t wait to unveil our latest project: a brand-new website designed by Scott Thomas, author of Designing Obama. In addition to tracking progress on our restoration efforts, visitors will be able to take a look at the contents of Mies’ bookshelf. And as a new resource for all things Mies, the site […]

Chicago’s Top 40 Artistic Breakthroughs itemized in the September issue of Chicago Magazine include Second City, Muddy Waters, the Dil Pickle Club, and Studs Terkel. We’re delighted to see Mies van der Rohe’s IIT campus ranked as #2! Read the article here.

° A recently-updated unit in Mies van der Rohe’s 880 N. Lake Shore Drive is for sale. Koenig & Strey has the listing. ° A 1952 white St. Charles kitchen, 6-burner white Crown stove, and 1952 bathroom fixtures are available for immediate sale in Glencoe.  These hard-to-find fixtures are in excellent condition. For more information, […]

The College of Architecture at IIT is host to a series of stimulating lectures that are free and open to the public. Lectures start at 6:00 p.m. and are held at Crown Hall, Center Core, 3360 S. State Street. Find out more information. 18 October 2010, Monday Dana Buntrock “Materials and Meaning in Contemporary Japanese […]

Mies van der Rohe Society members and IIT alumni are invited to a motor coach tour of the noteworthy architecture of Beverly Shores, Indiana. In addition to homes designed by Harold Olin and other IIT alumni, the tour includes exteriors of houses that were built for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair and relocated to the […]

Meet author Brian Lutz and enter for a chance to win a copy of Knoll: A Modernist Universe, his new book from Rizzoli. This comprehensive monograph details the history of Knoll and the company’s influence on modern design in America. Founded in 1938, Knoll produces Mies-designed furniture including the MR, Barcelona, and Brno chairs.

Saturday, October 9, 2010 marks the 4th annual DOCOMOMO US Tour Day, which features more than 20 tours of modern architecture in the United States, including 5 in Chicago. Hosted by Chicago Architecture Foundation, Mies & Modernism: The IIT Campus is a guided tour that includes the work of Mies, Jahn, and Koolhaas and will […]