In Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s villas such as Haus Lange in Krefeld the sculptures by Lehmbruck and Kolbe function both as independent artworks and also as elements of an organism made up of space, light, material, water and plants. The publication traces the interaction between the three outstanding modernist artists and the interrelationship between sculpture, architecture and nature.
From the 1920s Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886–1969) incorporated figurative sculptures by Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881–1919) and Georg Kolbe (1877–1947) into his buildings. Kolbe und Lehmbruck are amongst the best-known sculptors of the Weimar Republic. Mies van der Rohe established himself as the visionary architect of New Building. An architectural approach permeates the fine art of the time, while equally art and a scientific understanding of nature influence each other mutually. The volume explores this interaction with numerous illustrations and knowledgeable texts.
Contributions by K. Baudin, S. Dinkla, S. Guericke, E. Leuschner, S. Martin, S. Schweizer, M. Vollgraf, J. Wallner
Text: English / German 288 pages, 180 colour illustrations 23 × 28 cm, hardcover