27 March 2011

HAPPY 125TH BIRTHDAY LUDWIG MIES VAN DER ROHE

I finally started my docent training at the Farnsworth House, and I happened to luck out on attending my training the weekend of Mies' 125th birthday. Granted, it was completely chilly and pretty muddy - there was nothing better than getting out of the city, seeing the daffodil bulbs coming up through the ground, and actually feeling the heat coming up through the travertine floors inside of the house. I'm in love with this place, and I really look forward to seeing how it grows and changes as I build up a relationship with the house, the history, and the people that come from so far to see this special structure.

And now, without further ado, I give you pictures of one of my favorite places on earth. The Farnsworth House in Plano, Illinois.


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  1. i literally let out an audible gasp when i saw the words "docent training at the farnsworth house"!!!!....ive had a long standing love for/fascination with that house, despite having never been there (yet!). let me know when youre officially leading tours and i D E F I N I T E L Y will come!!!

    ps - do you know rolf achilles at SAIC?

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