Bookshelf

“The complete contents of Mies’ library have been excellently catalogued by Richard Seidel. These books are in the custody of the Department of Special Collections, the Library, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. In 1975, at my request, members of Mies’ family, and a close friend (with whom he often read) identified the following titles as the ones most important to Mies. In 1952, Mies told students at the School of Design of the North Carolina State College that he owned 3,000 books in Germany and that he had brought 300 with him to America. Of these he could have sent back 270. He would not, he said, have discovered the remaining thirty unless he had read the 3,000. It is in this light that this list of some of his books (collection in the possession of the family) should be considered.” -From Werner Blaser’s book “Mies van der Rohe, The Art of Structure”

African Genesis

by Robert Ardrey

Published in 1961 by Dell, New York

On the Soul

by Aristotle

Published in 1924 by Eugen Diederichs, Jena

The Student’s Oxford Aristotle: Politics and Poetics

by Aristotle

Published in 1942 by Oxford University Press

STUDIES OVER BOUWKUNST, STYL EN SAMENLEVING

by H.P. Berlage

Published in 1910 by W.L. and J. Brusse le Rotterdam

THE DIFFERENCE OF MAN AND THE DIFFERENCE IT MAKES

by Mortimer J Adler

Published in 1967 by Rinehart and Winston

THE TERRITORIAL IMPERATIVE

by Robert Ardrey

Published in 1966 by Atheneum, New York

THE BASIC WRITINGS OF THOMAS AQUINAS

by Thomas Aquinas

Published in 1945 by Random House, New York

GRUNDLAGEN UND ENTWICKLUNG DER ARCHITEKTUR

by H.P. Berlage

Published in n.d. by W.L. and J. Brusse

THE GREEK AND ROMAN THEATER

by Margarete Bieber

Published in 1961 by Princeton University Press

TEMPEL UND TEEHAUS IN JAPAN

by Werner Blaser

Published in 1955 by Otto Walter Verlag, Olten

COSMIC VIEW: THE UNIVERSE IN 40 JUMPS

by Kees Boeke

Published in 1957 by J. Day, New York

DIE TEKTONIK DER HELLENEN

by Karl Boetticher

Published in 1852 by F. Riegel, Potsdam

ATOMIC PHYSICS AND HUMAN KNOWLEDGE

by Niels Bohr

Published in 1958 by John Wiley & Sons, New York

SCIENCE AND HUMAN VALUES

by J. Bronowski

Published in 1956 by Julian Messner, New York

DIE VILLEN DES PALLADIO

by Fritz Burger

Published in 1909 by Bayrische Akademie der Wissenschaften. Herausgegeben von Klinkhardt & Biermann, Leipzig

ERZIEHUNG ZUR DEMUT

by F.J.J. Buytendijk

Published in 1962 by A. Henn Verlag, Ratingen

DAS GESETZ DER GOTIK

by François Cali

Published in 1963 by Prestel Verlag, München

L’ORDRE GREC, ESSAI SUR LE TEMPLE DORIQUE

by François Cali

Published in 1958 by Arthaud, Paris

ARCHITECTURE OF TRUTH

by

Published in 1957 by G. Braziller, New York

DIE GRUNDLAGEN DES NEUNZEHNTEN JAHRUNDERTS (2 BDE.)

by Houston Stewart Chamberlain

Published in 1909 by F. Bruckmann, München

THE RISE OF THE SKYSCRAPER

by Carl W. Condit

Published in 1952 by The University of Chicago Press

PRINCIPIUM SAPIENTIAE, THE ORIGINS OF GREEK PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT

by F.M. Cornford

Published in 1952 by Cambridge University Press

THE UNWRITTEN PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER ESSAYS

by F.M. Cornford

Published in 1950 by Cambridge University Press

PHILOSOPHIE DER TECHNIK

by Friedrich Dessauer

Published in 1927 by Friedrich Cohen, Bonn

PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN BARNS

by Charles Dornbusch

Published in 1958 by Schlechter's, Allentown, Pennsylvania

NATURERKENNTNIS: BAND 6 VON DAS WELTBILD, HERAUSGEGEBEN VON HANS PRINZHORN

by Fritz Dreuermann

Published in 1928 by Müller & Kiepenheuer Verlag, Postdam

DIE BAUKUNST DER GREICHEN

by Josef Durm

Published in 1910 by Alfred Kroner Verlag

DIE NATURWISSENSCHAFT AUF NEUEN BAHNEN

by A.S. Eddington

Published in 1935 by Friedrich Viehgweg, Braunschweig

THE EXPANDING UNIVERSE

by A.S. Eddington

Published in 1958 by Ann Arbor Paperbacks

THE AMERICAN ARCHITECTURE OF TODAY

by G.H. Egdell

Published in 1928 by Charles Scribner's Sons

IDEAS AND OPINIONS

by Albert Einstein

Published in 1954 by Crown, New York

OUT OF MY LATER YEARS

by Albert Einstein

Published in 1950 by Philosophical Library, New York

THE MIND AS NATURE

by Loren Eiseley

Published in 1962 by Harper & Row, New York

Loren Eiseley (the anthropologist and historian of the University of Pennsylvania)
Published by Harper & Row, New York 1962. (The John Dewey Society Lectureship, 5.)

THE IMMENSE JOURNEY

by Loren Eiseley

Published in 1957 by Random House, New York

DARWIN’S CENTURY

by Loren Eiseley

Published in 1968 by Doubelday, New York

THE FIRMAMENT OF TIME

by Loren Eiseley

Published in 1966 by Atheneum, New York

FRANCIS BACON AND THE MODERN DILEMMA

by Loren Eiseley

Published in 1962 by University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, Neb.

DIE LEBENSANSCHAUUNGEN DER GROSSEN DENKER

by Rudolph Eucken

Published in 1912 by Leipzig

ZWEI VORTRÄGE ÜBER PROPORTIONEN

by Theodor Fischer

Published in 1934 by Oldenburg Verlag

THE CONSTRUCTION OF GOTHIC CATHEDRALS

by John Fitchem

Published in 1961 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press

DER WEG ZU MIR

by Raoul F. Francé

Published in 1927 by Alfred Kroner-Verlag, Leipzig

STREIFZÜGE IM WASSERTROPFEN

by Raoul F. Francé

Published in 1906 by Kosmos-Verlag, Stuttgart

THEORIE DES GEGENWÄRTIGEN ZEITALTERS

by Hans Freyer

Published in 1958 by Deutsche Verlagsanstalt, Stuttgart

ILLUSTRIERTE SITTENGESCHICHTE (3 BDE., ERGÄNZUNGSBÄNDE)

by Eduard Fuchs

Published in Verlag Albert Langen, München by 1912

ABENDLÄNDISCHE WANDLUNG

by Hans Gebser

Published in 1960 by Ullstein, Frankfurt a.M.

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

by Brewster Ghiselin

Published in 1952 by A. Mentor Book.

BEING AND SOME PHILOSOPHERS

by Etienne Gilson

Published in 1949 by Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, Toronto

DIE GOTISCHE WELT

by A. von. Gleichen-Russwurm

Published in 1919 by Verlag Julius Hoffmann

GREEK REFINEMENTS: STUDIES IN TEMPERAMENTAL ARCHITECTURE

by William Henry Goodyear

Published in 1912 by The Yale University Press

ART AND THE SOCIAL ORDER

by D.W. Gotshalk

Published in 1947 by University of Chicago Press

PAUL KLEE

by Will Grohmann

Published in 1954 by W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart

ÜBER DAS WESEN DES KUNSTWERKES

by Romano Guardini

Published in 1959 by Rainer Wunderlich-Verlag, Tübingen

DAS PROBLEM DES GEISTIGEN SEINS

by Nicolai Hartmann

Published in 1933 by Verlag Walter Gruyter & Co., Berlin

KANT UND DAS PROBLEM DER METAPHYSIK

by Martin Heidegger

Published in 1929 by Verlag Diederich Cohen, Bonn

MAN ON A ROCK

by Richard Hertz

Published in 1946 by Chapel Hill, The University of North Carolina Press

THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE: ARCHITECTURE SINCE 1922

by Hitchcock and Johnson

Published in 1932 by W.W. Norton && Company

THE TRUE BELIEVER

by Eric Hoffer

Published in 1963 by New American Library, New York

THE TEMPER OF OUR TIMES

by Eric Hoffer

Published in 1967 by Harper & Row, New York

THE NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE

by Fred Hoyle

Published in 1950 by Harper && Brothers, New York

THE UNIVERSITY OF UTOPIA

by Robert M. Hutchins

Published in 1953 by The University of Chicago Press

ENDS AND MEANS

by Aldous Huxley

Published in 1937 by Harper & Brothers, New York

EVOLUTION: THE MODERN SYNTHESIS

by Julian Huxley

Published in 1942 by Harper & Brothers, New York

NEW BOTTLES FOR NEW WINE

by Julian Huxley

Published in 1957 by Published by Harper, New York

PAIDEIA: THE IDEALS OF GREEK CULTURE. VOLUME 1: ARCHAIC GREECE. THE MIND OF ATHENS

by Werner Jaeger

Published in 1945 by Oxford University Press

LIFE AND SELECTED WRITINGS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON

by Thomas Jefferson

Published in 1944 by The Modern Library

WANDLUNGEN DER ANTIKEN FORM

by Heinz Kahler

Published in 1949 by Münchner Verlag

KRITIK DER REINEN VERNUNFT

by Immanuel Kant

Published in 1922 by Insel Verlag

TOWARDS A UNIFIED COSMOLOGY

by Reginald O. Kapp

Published in 1960 by Basic Books, New York

WELTWILLE UND WERTWILLE

by Dietrich Heinrich Kerler

Published in 1925 by Alfred Kroner Verlag

INSIDE THE ENDLESS HOUSE

by Frederick Kiesler

Published in 1964 by Simon and Schuster

VON PALLADIO BIS SCHINKEL

by Paul Klopher

Published in 1911 by Paul Neff Verlag

DIEDERICHS

by Gespräche Konfuzius

Published in 1921 by Jena

AIRCRAFT

by Le Corbusier

Published in 1935 by The Studio Publications Inc.

THE AGE OF OVERKILL

by Max Lerner

Published in 1962 by Simon and Schuster, New York

ON AGRESSION

by Konrad Lorenz

Published in 1966 by Harcourt, Brace-World, New York

WHITEHEAD AND THE MODERN WORLD

by

Published in 1950 by Beacon Press, Boston

Victor Lowe Charles Hartshorne, and A.H Johnson
Published by Beacon Press, Boston 1950.

LAST ESSAYS

by Thomas Mann

Published in 1959 by Alfred A. Knopf, New York

THE RANGE OF REASON

by Jacques Maritain

Published in 1953 by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

THE RIGHTS OF MAN AND NATURAL LAW

by Jacques Maritain

Published in 1943 by Charles Scribner's Sons.

PHILOSOPHY OF NATURE

by Jacques Maritain

Published in 1951 by Philosophical Library, New York

AN INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

by

Published in n.d. by Sheed && Ward, Inc.

VOM GEHEIMNIS DER FORM UND DER URFORM DES SEINS

by Ernst Mossel

Published in 1938 by Deutsche Verlagsanstalt

THEORIES OF THE UNIVERSE

by Milton K. Munitz

Published in 1957 by The Free Press, Glencoe, Illinois

BRIDGES OF HUMAN UNDERSTANDING

by John Nef

Published in 1964 by University Publishers, New York

A SEARCH FOR CIVILIZATION

by John Nef

Published in 1962 by Regnery

THE UNITED STATES AND CIVILIZATION

by John Nef

Published in 1942 by The University of Chicago Press

THE NOVICES OF SAIS. ILLUSTRATIONS WITH 60 DRAWINGS BY PAUL KLEE

by Novalis

Published in 1949 by C. Valentin, New York

THE ORIGIN OF LIFE

by A.I. Oparin

Published in 1953 by Dover Publications, New York

THE OPEN MIND: EIGHT LECTURES (AND OTHERS)

by J. Robert Oppenheimer

Published in 1955 by Simon & Schuster, New York

THE ORIGIN OF PHILOSOPHY

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1967 by W.W. Norton, New York

WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1960 by W.W. Norton, New York

ON LOVE

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1963 by World Publishing Co., Cleveland

THE DEHUMANIZATION OF ART (AND OTHER WRITINGS ON ART AND CULTURE)

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1956 by Doubleday, Garden City N.Y.

INVERTEBRATE SPAIN

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1937 by W.W. Norton, New York

HISTORY AS A SYSTEM

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1961 by W.W. Norton, New York

THE MODERN THEME

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1961 by Harper & Brothers, New York

MAN & PEOPLE

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1957 by W.W. Norton, New York

MAN & CRISIS

by Jose Ortega y Gasset

Published in 1962 by W.W. Norton, New York

GOTHIC ARCHITECTURE AND SCHOLASTICISM

by Erwin Panofsky

Published in 1951 by The Archabbey Press

EIFFEL

by Jean Prevost

Published in 1929 by Les Editions Rieder

DIALOGUES OF ALFRED NORTH WHITEHEAD: AN ATLANTIC MONTHLY PRESS BOOK

by Lucien Price

Published in 1954 by Little Brown and Company, Boston

PHILOSOPHIE DER GEGENWART

by Alois Riehl

Published in 1908 by Leipzig

CATHEDRALS OF FRANCE

by Auguste Rodin

Published in (original publication, 1914) by Beacon Press, 1965

THE ROOTS OF AMERICAN CULTURE

by Rourke Rourke

Published in 1942 by Harcourt, Brace & Company, New York

THE DICTIONARY OF PHILOSOPHY

by Dagobert D. Runes

Published in 1942 by Philosophical Library, New York

AUTHORITY AND THE INDIVIDUAL

by Bertrand Russell

Published in 1949 by Beacon Press, Boston

BERTRAND RUSSELL’S BEST SELECTED BY ROBERT EGNER

by Bertrand Russell

Published in 1958 by Mentor Book

THE SCIENTIFIC OUTLOOK

by Bertrand Russell

Published in 1959 by The Norton Library

DIE WISSENSFORMEN UND DIE GESELLSCHAFT, PROBLEM EINER SOZIOLOGIE DES WISSENS

by Max Scheler

Published in 1926 by Der Neue Geistes-Verlag, Leipzig

THE SEARCH FOR ORDER

by Cecil J. Schneer

Published in 1960 by Harper & Brothers

SÄMTLICHE WERKE IN FÜNF BÄNDEN

by Arthur Schopenhauer

Published in n.d. by Insel Verlag

WHAT IS LIFE? AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC ESSAYS

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1956 by Doubleday, Garden City. N.Y.

WAS IST LEBEN? DIE LEBENDE ZELLE MIT DEN AUGEN EINES PHYSIKERS BETRACHTET

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1951 by L. Lehne-Verlag, München

NATURE OF THE GREEKS

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1954 by Cambridge University Press

MIND AND MATTER

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1958 by Cambridge University Press

MY VIEW OF THE WORLD

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1964 by The University Press, Cambridge

SCIENCE AND HUMANISM, PHYSICS IN OUR TIME

by Erwin Schrödinger

Published in 1952 by Cambridge University Press

THE CHURCH INCARNATE: THE SACRED FUNCTION OF CHRISTIAN ARCHITECTURE

by Rudolf Schwarz

Published in 1958 by Henry Regnery Co., Chicago

VON DER BEBAUUNG DER ERDE

by Rudolf Schwarz

Published in 1949 by Verlag Lambert Schneider, Heidelberg

VOM BAU DER KIRCHE

by Rudolf Schwarz

Published in 1947 by Heidelberg

WEGWEISUNG DER TECHNIK

by Rudolf Schwarz

Published by Aachener Werkbücher, Band 1

DER STIL (2 BDE.)

by Gottfried Semper

Published in 1878 by Friedrich Bruckmann's Verlag, München

OF STARS AND MEN: THE HUMAN RESPONSE TO AN EXPANDING UNIVERSE

by Harlow Shapley

Published in 1958 by Beacon Press, Boston

THE RELIGIONS OF MAN

by Huston Smith

Published in 1958 by Harper & Row, New York

SCHINKEL-MONOGRAPHIE

by Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Published in 1912 by E. Wasmuth, Berlin

Stahl, Fritz (pseud.) Karl Friedrich Schinkel

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN IDEA

by THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN IDEA Louis H. Sullivan

Published in 1924 by Press of the A.I.A., New York

THE ART OF WAR TRANSLATED BY SAMUEL B. GRIFFITH

by Sun Tzu

Published in 1963 by Oxford at the Clarendon Press

THE CITY OF GOD

by St. Augustine

Published in 1931 by Published by London J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd., New York first published edition E.P. Dutton & co. Ltd.

EVOLUTION AFTER DARWIN VOLUME I: THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE, VOLUME II: THE EVOLUTION OF MAN, VOLUME III: ISSUES IN EVOLUTION

by Sol Tax

Published in 1960 by The University of Chicago, Centennial Discussions

THE FUTURE OF MAN

by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Published in 1964 by Harper & Row. New York

OF GROWTH AND FORM

by D'Arcy Thompson

Published in 1945 by University Press, Cambridge

WALDEN AND OTHER WRITINGS

by Henry Thoreau

Published in 1937 by The Modern Library, New York

GREEK HISTORICAL THOUGHT: FROM HOMER TO THE AGE OF HERACLITUS

by Edited by Arnold J. Toynbee

Published in 1964 by New American Library, New York

GESCHICHTE MEINES LEBENS

by Henry Van der Velde

Published in 1962 by Piper

THE GOTHIC CATHEDRAL

by Otto Von Simson

Published in 1962 by Bollingen Series, Second Edition

YUAN MEI: EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CHINESE POET

by Arthur Waley

Published in 1956 by George Allen and Unwin Ltd. London

THE WORLD OF ART

by Paul Weiss

Published in 1961 by Southern Illinois University Press

THE RELEVANCE OF SCIENCE, CREATION AND COSMOLOGY

by C.F. von Weizsäcker

Published in 1964 by Collins, London

THE HISTORY OF NATURE

by C.F. von Weizsäcker

Published in 1949 by The University of Chicago Press,

DIE TRAGWEITE DER WISSENSCHAFT, BAND 1

by C.F. von Weizsäcker

Published in 1966 by S. Hirzel Verlag, Stuttgart

ZUM WELTBILD DER PHYSIK

by C.F. von Weizsäcker

Published by S. Hirze

THE WORLD VIEW OF PHYSICS

by C.F. von Weizsäcker

Published in 1952 by University of Chicago Press (1949)

JAHRBUCH 1913: DIE KUNST IN INDUSTRIE UND HANDEL

by Werkbund

JAHRBUCH 1914: DER VERKEHR

by Werkbund

SYMMETRIE

by Hermann Weyl

Published in 1952 by Princeton University Press

DIALOGUES OF ALFRED NORTH AS RECORDED BY LUCIEN PRICE

by Alfred North Whitehead

Published in 1954 by Little Brown, Boston

ADVENTURES OF IDEAS

by Alfred North Whitehead

Published in 1947 by Macmillan, New York

SCIENCE AND THE MODERN WORLD

by Alfred North Whitehead

Published in 1948 by The New American Library, New York

ASPECTS OF FORM: A SYMPOSIUM OF FORM IN NATURE AND ART

by Lancelot Law Whyte

Published in 1951 by Pellegrini & Cudahy, New York

FLORENTINISCHE INTRODUKTION

by Leopold Ziegler

Published in 1912 by Felix Meiner Verlag, Leipzig

ZWISCHEN MENSCH UND WIRTSCHAFT

by Leopold Ziegler

Published in 1927 by Otto Reichl Verlag