We invite you to the presentation of MIES, a comic by Agustín Ferrer Casas, which includes texts by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa and Norman Foster, published by Grafito Editorial. MIES is a biopic that takes us to a complete tour of the life and work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
We support new languages for the dissemination of knowledge of architecture that will interest both architecture professionals and all those who want to approach modern architecture through a medium as rich and visual as the graphic novel.
Inspired by reading the article Mies van der Rohe: Menos es más by Anatxu Zabalbeascoa this work was born after a long process of research and documentation aimed at portraying the architect’s life as faithfully as possible, leaving space for a certain dramatization of all narrative fiction. The aquarelas are not only at the service of the narrative but also convey the aesthetics of the moment and recreate buildings, monuments, designs and environments that take us back to the middle of the 20th century.
2019 is the year in which three anniversaries coincide around the figure of Mies van der Rohe: 50 years since his death, 90 since the construction of the German Pavilion for the International Exhibition of Barcelona and 100 since the creation of the legendary Bauhaus school that he directed in his last stage. With the publication of the graphic novel MIES, Grafito Editorial joins that triple commemoration.
The presentation will be held by Anna Ramos, Fundació Mies van der Rohe director, and Agustín Ferrer Casas, the author, who also will be signing the books.
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Mies van der Rohe Pavilion
Free entrance, no reservation needed.