Als einer der derzeit aktivsten Architekturhistoriker zu Mies van der Rohe forscht der Deutsch-Amerikaner Dietrich C. Neumann insbesondere zum Frühwerk des Architekten.
Titel des Vortrags:
„Mies van der Rohe im Kontext seiner Zeit. Fallstudien zum Fruehwerk.“
Dietrich Neumann is a professor for the history of Modern Architecture and director of Urban Studies at Brown University. He was trained as an architect in Munich, Germany and at the Architectural Association in London and received his PhD from Munich University. His publications have dealt with the history of skyscrapers, movie set design, architectural illumination, building materials and in particular with the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. He has won fellowships at the Canadian Center for Architecture in Montréal, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, at the American Academies in Berlin and Rome and won the Founder’s and Philip Johnson Awards from the Society of Architectural Historians, where he served as president 2008-2010 and was named a Fellow in 2018. He was the first Vincent Scully Visiting Professor at Yale and is a member of the Committee on Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Publication: „Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in Context“
During his time at the American Academy, Neumann continued work on a critical biography of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The book aims to situate Mies’ buildings, projects, and furniture designs in their social, intellectual, and material contexts, looking at the historical conditions of architectural production and structural innovation, as well as at the influence of Mies’ peers and critical discourse upon the architect’s work. Neumann’s project will thus encompass the architectural world of Berlin, where Mies lived from 1905 until 1938, and Chicago, where he lived and worked until his death, in 1969.