The Fundació Mies van der Rohe and Tenov Books are pleased to invite you to the launch of the two new books by Juan José Lahuerta, which are part of the series Columns of Smoke.
In his Columns of Smoke series, Juan José Lahuerta takes on the enormously ambitious task of re-reading modernity, offering us fresh ways of looking at it while drawing new links between the ideas of architecture and ornamentation, with a special focus on how they have been treated in print.
The first volume includes “Photography or Life” and “Popular Mies,” which illuminate overlooked aspects of modern architecture and photography and reveal a more nuanced—and plausible—conception of the modern world.
The second volume “On Loos, Ornament and Crime” the author makes the case for a thorough rereading of ‘Ornament and Crime’ by Adolf Loos, one of the most uncritically acclaimed texts of modern architecture.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 17 at 07.30 pm with the assistance of the author and the publishers, Llorenç Bonet and Joana Teixidor.
On the occasion of the presentation we will show a selection of photographs of the original pavilion (official, journalistic and amateur) included in the first volume of this series under the title “Frozen Pavilion” (open until September 27th).
17th September 2015 19.30h
with the collaboration of
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion