In a 1964 interview, Mies compared architecture to language. Like language, he explained, architecture is governed by a structural system, or grammar. In language, grammar allows us to talk conversationally; it also engenders great works of poetry. Mies developed a sophisticated architectural grammar that allowed him to elevate
ordinary materials and building methods to the level of art. The Mies Society, with its history of preserving Mies’ architecture on the IIT campus, is committed to sustaining Mies’ vision of architecture as art. We are able to do so through the generosity of our members.
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