[CR]Re: Mies Van der Rohe


From: "Jack Gabus" <jack@shermangabus.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 12:02:53 -0700
cc: richardsachs@juno.com
Subject: [CR]Re: Mies Van der Rohe

Gentlemen of cycledom, I use the term loosely:

Now you are on my turf. I am a designer and own an Architectural firm. There are two schools of thought.

1. Since the Bauhaus of which Mies was a Disciple the dictum was form follows function. And just so you know this school was just after WWI and they were trying to design housing and it furnishings on the cheap, in other words less was really more. The masses were pretty poor at the time so this was there Ikea so to speak. It very ironic how exspensive there product is today.

2. "Less is a Bore" Maybe this is you e-Ritchie. Just before the Bauhaus period was the Victorian Era...the more the decoration the better. I call it "goop".

So I guess here is how you can relates this to our Passion...cycling!

Mies is to Trek as Queen Victoria is to Hetchins. I guess that is why I Personally prefer a Masi 3V in that bike there something for everybody.

Any way here endth the lesson.

Jack (Giacomo) Gabus
Laguna Beach, CA
jack@shermangabus.com