The Farnsworth House is one of the most significant of Mies van der Rohe's (1886-1969)
works, equal in importance to such canonical monuments as the Barcelona Pavilion,
built for the 1929 International Exposition and the 1954-58 Seagram Building in New York.
Its significance is two-fold. First, as one of a long series of house projects, the Farnsworth
House embodies a certain aesthetic culmination in Mies van der Rohe’s experiment with this
Second, the house is perhaps the fullest expression of modernist ideals that had begun
in Europe, but which were consumated in Plano, Illinois.