Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago

Images Publishing

Robert Sharoff & William Zbaren

  • The Langham, Chicago hotel is to be located within Chicago's landmark 52-story IBM Building, which is the last skyscraper designed by Mies van der Rohe.ᅠ

    Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago covers the transformational process of designing and inserting a contemporary 21st-century luxury hotel into 20th-century Mies skyscraper; the tension of retrofitting such a space; and how this impacts on the architectural legacies of Mies and IBM in Chicago.

  • ISBN: 9780957875975

    Dimensions:  295mm x 252mm

    Page Count: 160

    Publication Date: June 2014

    Colour: Full Colour

  • Midwest Book Review

    Award-winning architectural photojournalists Robert Sharoff and William Zbaren present Last Is More: Mies, IBM, and the Transformation of Chicago, a coffee-table book documenting how the IBM Building (the last skyscraper designed by Mies van der Rohe) was transformed into The Langham hotel of Chicago. Full-color photography on every other page complements the insightful writing into the history, architectural vision, and legacy of this majestic structure. Accessible to scholars and lay readers alike, Last Is More is a welcome addition to architecture shelves. - Nov 2014






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