Google Doodle Goes Architectural for Mies van der Rohe

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Today's Google Doodle honors Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most important figures of modern architecture.

Mies van der Rohe was born on March 27, 1886 in Aachen, Germany, but he emigrated to the US in 1937, where he spent the rest of his life.

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He was known for simplicity of his designs; some of his most famous works include the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Martin Luther King library in Washington DC, the Seagram Building in NYC and the National Gallery in Berlin.

Mies van der Rohe is also well-known for his aphorisms, frequently quoted in the context of design and architecture even today: "less is more" and "God is in the details".

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What do you think of Google’s latest Doodle? Share your opinion in the comments.

The Christmas Google Doodle

Each package gets larger with a mouse-over, and a click on it returns search results pertinent to a specific country or the particular items featured in a scene. This one is from December 24, 2010.

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This story originally published on Mashable here.