15 Total Quotes

Ludwig Mies Quotes

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect

Architecture is the will of an epoch translated into space.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect #Architecture

Let us guide our students over the road of discipline from materials, through function, to creative work. Let us lead them into the healthy world of primitive building methods, where there was meaning in every stroke of an axe, expression in every bite of chisel.
Ludwig Mies
#Discipline

God is in the details.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect

I don't want to be interesting. I want to be good.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect

Less is more.
Ludwig Mies
#Design

Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect #Architecture

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.
Ludwig Mies
#Money

True education is concerned not only with practical goals but also with values. Our aims assure of us of our material life, our values make possible our spiritual life.
Ludwig Mies
#Goals

Where can we find greater structural clarity than in the wooden buildings of the old. Where else can we find such unity of material, construction and form? Here the wisdom of whole generations is stored. What feelings for material and what power of expression there is in these buildings! What warmth and beauty they have! They seem to be echoes of old songs.
Ludwig Mies
#Clarity

If teaching has any purpose, it is to implant true insight and responsibility. Education must lead us from irresponsible opinion to true responsible judgement. It must lead us from chance and arbitrariness to rational clarity and intellectual order.
Ludwig Mies
#Purpose

Means must be subsidiary to ends and to our desire for dignity and value.
Ludwig Mies
#American Architect #Desire