He Was Like the Prophet… A lecture read by Oleg Yavein, professor of MARCHI, in Yekaterinburg on April 14, 2016

  • Oleg Yavein MARCHI
  • Elena Bagina Institute of Construction of Ural Federal University named after B. N. Yeltsin

Abstract

The article tells about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who said a prophetic word in architecture of the 20th century, and analyses the sources of his creativity. The architect’s world perception was influenced by the philosophy of Thomas Aquinas and Spinoza, as well as the theory of will by Alois Riegl. The philosophy of neo-Thomism was reflected in the structural grammar of Mies van der Rohe‘s architecture, matching the avant-garde and archaic features. Studying the structural grammar can give us some hints toward comprehension of the mystery of his creativity. Unfortunately, none of the architect’s apprentices or followers could gain insight into his philosophy and to create something similar.
How to Cite
YAVEIN, Oleg; BAGINA, Elena. He Was Like the Prophet… A lecture read by Oleg Yavein, professor of MARCHI, in Yekaterinburg on April 14, 2016. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 49, p. 162-167, aug. 2016. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <http://www.projectbaikal.com/index.php/pb/article/view/1073>. Date accessed: 19 oct. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.7480/projectbaikal.49.1073.

Keywords

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe; architecture of the 20th century; Alois Riegl; theory of artistic will; structural grammar; spatial boundary; avant-guard; archaic character

Published
2016-08-02