Stephen Bayley

The man who gave the world (but not London) the glass skyscraper

Detlef Mertins's book on the architect Mies, who designed New York's Seagram Building, is suitably monumental

The Seagram Building, Park Avenue, New York [Getty Images/Shutterstock/iStock/Alamy]

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