The Year is 1953 and Elizabeth Gordon, editor for House Beautiful , wrote an article "The Threat to the Next America". In this article she attacked Mies Van De Roh and Modernism as a whole.
According to Gordon, modernists were "bad in more ways than in their lack of beauty alone" She went on to say " they are trying to sell the ideas that less is more" and " they are promoting unlivability, stripped-down emptiness, lack of storage space, and therefore lack of possessions"
Is Modernism still a threat to the American Home? I'm not sure but I personally am in the camp with less is good. I often ask people how many rooms do you need... and after they respond I say... you know you can only be in one room at a time.
I like Mies design and also like the Tiny House and Container House and hope they push Americans to go small.