Silly Saturday: Rock ‘n’ Rohe
From the rubble of the War
You saw that less was more,
You really loved that glass n steel,
And then you rocked the look n feel.
When the Nazis came to town
Bauhaus was goin down,
You moved it out to Illinois,
Where you became the wonder boy…
Genius! Thanks to Edward Lifson for posting the link to this video on his Hello Beautiful! blog, and special thanks to Facebook friend Craig Schlanger for contributing the pithy blog title (actually, I stole it).
For more on the architect, read the Mies Van der Rohe Society Blog.
Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared on Design and Design and Desire in the Twentieth Century on August 7, 2010.