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Farnsworth House (1951), Plano, Illinois, designed by Mies van der Rohe

Photograph: U.S. Library of Congress, Carol M. Highsmith Archive
URL
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/highsm/

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This photo, of the view toward Fox River from the porch, illustrates how Mies accentuated the landscape as an image through the parallel planes of floor and ceiling. We can also see the roughly 2-foot-square grid on which he based the plan; every piece lines up with the grid.What we don't see are the screens Farnsworth had installed after she moved in. These and a wardrobe inside were taken care of by Mies' employees, but the architect and client were not communicating at the time. He sued Farnsworth for nonpayment, and she countersued, saying the house was unlivable. The courts sided with Mies on both lawsuits, but the whole undertaking scarred him so much that he never pursued another residential commission.

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This photo, of the view toward Fox River from the porch, illustrates how Mies accentuated the landscape as an image through the parallel planes of floor and ceiling. We can also see the roughly 2-foot-square grid on which he based the plan; every piece lines up with the grid.
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