Modernism : Influence of Minimalism

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Modernism : Influence of Minimalism *Modernism is a philosophical movement that, along with cultural trends and changes, arose from wide-scale and far-reaching transformations in Western society in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The initial concept about ‘Less’ is from Minimalism. *Minimalism derives from the reductive aspects of Modernism and is often interpreted as a reaction against Abstract expressionism. Minimalist design in architecture and space : Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe In 1886, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe was born in Aachen, Germany. He grew up from stonemason family. Because of this background, he learned to value crafts, practicality, understood the materials, mastered the use of tools skillfully and the slow, measured pace of transforming raw material into cultural artifacts. Mies did not attend to high school or university. However, In 1899, through a scholarship he started to study in trade school where education was offer several lessons, particularly on life drawing as well as technical drawing. Learning to draw was pivotal for Mies, the early on demonstrated his talent is occasionally lettering for one of his father’s tombstones, then in technical drawing at school and shortly theater in drafting large scale decorative details fora stucco fabricator for whom he worked for two years. Mies later recalled, ”If I thought I knew how to draw before, I really learned now. We had huge drawing boards that went from floor to ceiling and stood vertically against the wall. You couldn’t lean on or against them; you had to stand squarely in front of them and draw not just by turning your hand but by swinging your whole arm. We mad drawings the size of an entire quarter on a room ceiling, which we could then send on to the model makers. I did this every day for two years. Even now I can draw cartouches with my eyes

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