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Andrea Tarsia's take on the early work of Mies in Berlin

Sunday's gallery talk at the Whitechapel's 'Mies in Berlin' exhibition was clearly not intended for the cognoscenti - starting as it did with a brief rundown on the International Style as 'linear, sheer, flat and smooth', with a 'pervasive influence on contemporary and corporate building' ranging from Canary Wharf to Herzog & de Meuron's Tate Modern, and David Adjaye's Ideas Store. And, interestingly for those critics who have condemned architecture exhibitions as doomed to be boring ...

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