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Join in our online Glass House Conversation at http://glasshouseconversations.org!
This week’s question has occupied imaginations for more than half a century (The Glass House + Brick House were built in 1949) and continue to inspire many great debates, including a recent Huffington Post commentary.
In our latest Conversations in Context Film, and in the introduction to our new Glass House Book, Architecture Critic Paul Goldberger discusses Philip Johnson living in the Glass House, and the Glass House campus as example of the opportunities for experimentation that come with being one’s own client.
September 16, 2011 • 11:15 am 0
“Though Johnson was not by any means our greatest architect, the serene beauty of the Glass House notwithstanding, he was in many ways the most important presence in American architecture for much of the second half of the twentieth century. It is no exaggeration to say that he, more than anyone else, shaped the architectural life of our time, as a curator, scholar, and public presence. His curious energetic, and mercurial mind possessed an almost unquenchable passion for architectural ideas, and when that was combined with his determination to have an impact on the broader culture, extraordinary things happened.” – Paul Goldberger, excerpt from the introduction to The Glass House, 2011.
Philip Johnson and his partner David Whitney played a significant role in fostering the creative talent that continues to define architecture, art and design in America.
How is creative talent supported today? Are there great advocates? Who are they?
Join the discussion! Alan Webber, Author and Co-Founding Editor of Fast Company Magazine, kicked-off the conversation with some great comments — read his response and add your thoughts at glasshouseconversations.org!
February 28, 2011 • 2:00 pm 0
“The beauty [of architecture] consists in how you move into the space.” – Philip Johnson
From Why Architecture Matters, By Paul Goldberger, 2009.
January 14, 2011 • 9:50 am 0
“I believe that change is a great thing. In fact, it’s the only real absolute in the world.” – Philip Johnson
From “What I’ve Learned, Philip Johnson, Architect, 92, the Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut” by John H. Richardson for Esquire magazine, October 27, 1998.
January 10, 2011 • 11:40 am 1
“Great technologies breed great architecture.” – Philip Johnson
From Johnson’s 1979 Pritzker Prize Acceptance Speech
January 4, 2011 • 12:05 pm 1
“Pick very few objects and place them exactly.” – Philip Johnson
From “What I’ve Learned, Philip Johnson, Architect, 92, the Glass House, New Canaan, Connecticut” Esquire Interview by John H. Richardson, October 27, 1998