Competition: Mies van der Rohe
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Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won

Competition: Dezeen and publishers Phaidon have teamed up to give one reader the chance to win a monograph of work by Modernist architect Mies van der Rohe.

Congratulations to the winner! Andreea Mihalache from the UK won a copy of Mies.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
The living room of Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois, 1945–51. Courtesy of Alan Weintraub/Arcaid/Corbis

Mies by Detlef Mertins is a comprehensive guide to the architecture and design of German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
Tugendhat chair, 1929–30. Courtesy of the Vitra DesignMuseum

Mies' pioneering architecture is explored and dissected in the text by Mertins, who sadly passed away before the book's release.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
Interior view along the glass wall to the dining room and terrace of Tugendhat House, Brno, 1928–30. Courtesy of isifa Image Service s.r.o./Alamy

The writing is accompanied by over 700 images including drawings, plans and sections, plus archive and contemporary photographs.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
Plaza of Westmount Square, Montreal, 1965–8. Courtesy of Chicago History Museum

Comparisons are drawn between the architect's iconic houses such as the Farnsworth House in the USA and the Tugendhat House in the Czech Republic, along with the furniture designed for each residence.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
Seagram Building, 375 Park Avenue, New York, 1954–8, designed with Philip Johnson. Courtesy of 2013 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

It also includes towers such as the Seagram Building in New York and 880 Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings in Chicago, as well as his New National Gallery in Berlin.

Competition: Mies van der Rohe monograph to be won
Mies by Detlef Mertins book cover

Published by Phaidon, the book will retail for £100 when released on 7 April.

This competition is now closed. One winner will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners' names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeen Mail newsletter and at the top of this page. Dezeen competitions are international and entries are accepted from readers in any country.

  • Colonel Pancake

    One whole book?