Resources



Visiting Farnsworth

We suggest that if possible, you visit the site because Farnsworth should be experienced. If you are able to visit the site individually or with a class, please contact the Farnsworth House at 630-552-0052 to make special arrangements. Farnsworth@farnsworthhouse.org.

Farnsworth House Introductory Video

 

 

Documents/Images

DOWNLOAD images of the Farnsworth House, site, and flooding along with drawing of the existing structures, site and landscaping here:
http://www.acsa-arch.org/docs/default-source/competition-documents/15-16-farnsworth-documents-images.zip
 

Research

  • Aubert, Danielle, editor, et al Thanks fo rhte View, Mr. Mies, Metropolis Books, 2012.
  • Benjamin, Susan. Historic American Building Survey: Edith Farnsworth House (narrative). Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, 1974.
  • Brown, Jane. Lanning Roper & His Gardens. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1987.
  • Calkins, Meg. The Sustainable Sites Handbook: A Complete Guide to the Principles, Strategies, and Best Practices for Sustainable Landscapes. Wiley Series in Sustainable Design, 2012.
  • Carroon, Jean. Sustainable Preservation Greening Existing Buildings, Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2010.
  • Friedman, Alice T. “People who live in glass houses; Edith Farnsworth, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and Philip Johnson, “ American Architectural History: A Contemporary Reader, Keith L. Eggener, ed. New York, Routledge, 2004.
  • Global Architectural Detail, Mies van der Rohe, Farnsworth House, (GA Drawings), 1976, A.D.A. Edita Tokyo, Japan.
  • Johnson, Philip. Mies van der Rohe, The Museum of Modern Art; originally published 1947.
  • Lambert, Phyllis, ed. Mies in America; Canadian Centre for Architecture and Harry N. Abrams, 2001.
  • Richard Longstreth, Susan Calafate Boyle, Susan Buggey and Michael Caratzas Cultural Landscapes: Balancing Nature and Heritage in Preservation Practice (2008).
  • Mertins, Detlef, Mies, Phaidon Press, 2013
  • Mertins, Detlef, The Presence of Mies Princeton Architectural Press, 1996.
  • Neumeyer, Fritz. The Artless Word: Mies van der Rohe on the Building Art, MIT Press, 1991.
  • Schulz, Franz, Mies van der Rohe a Critical Biography, The University of Chicago Press, 1985
  • Schulz, Franz, Mies van der Rohe: Critical Essays, The Museum of Modern Art; distributed by The MIT Press, 1989.
  • Stewart Brand, How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built, 1994. New York, NY: Viking.
  • Tyler, Norman. Historic Preservation: Introduction to its History, Principles, and Practice. New York and London, W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. 2000.
  • Ueda, Yoshihiko, Mies van der Rohe: Photographs by Yoshihiko Ueda, Kajima Institute Publishing, 2013.
  • Williamson, Kenneth. Development and Design of Heritage Sensitive Sites. New York City: Routledge, 2010.