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NEW: Message From The Director

November 16, 2011

As our tour season winds down to its November 30 close, we keep active. In the past few weeks we’ve announced some wonderful collaborations which will stretch through the holidays, and some of them beyond.

For any of you in the greater metropolitan area, please don’t miss the exquisite exhibition of James Welling’s Glass House photographs on view in the lobby of the Four Seasons Restaurant through January 2, 2012. A collaboration between The Glass House, David Zwirner, and the Four Seasons, all photographs are offered for sale, with a large percentage benefiting The Glass House.

James Welling Photograph

Entering the lobby is free, so don’t hesitate to see this beautiful show.  Plus, a short turn to the ladies’ room will give you an intimate view of the same Fortuny fabric that Philip Johnson used in the Brick House, currently closed pending restoration. Johnson often used the same materials on his projects (he designed the Four Seasons restaurant, and partnered with Mies van Der Rohe on the entire Seagram’s building), the Library/Study has carpeting originally used at the Four Seasons as well. The succulent garden, which can be viewed during our landscape tours, is built on a foundation of the same pink granite used for the AT&T, now Sony building. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Book! The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House

The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House. COVER

The Philip Johnson Glass House and Birch Books Conservation are proud to announce the launch of a ground-breaking publication, The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House. Written by Birch Cooper and Jordan Hruska, this beautifully illustrated book examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located at the Glass House site in New Canaan, Connecticut and features an introduction by architect Robert A. M. Stern, textual analyses and 350 photographs.

View photos from the book launch party held on October 25th at the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Pre-order a copy ($45 plus shipping) now! (Books will ship in early November). Sales benefit the conservation of the Library/Study and collection of books it contains.

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Book Launch at the Four Seasons – The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House

Jordan Hruska, Birch Cooper, Robert Stern, Rena Zurofsky
©Patrick McMullan / Photo – Leandro Justen/PatrickMcMullan.com
Jordan Hruska, Birch Cooper, Robert Stern, Rena Zurofsky.
Book Launch at the Four Seasons, October 25, 2011.

The Philip Johnson Glass HouseThe National Trust for Historic Preservation and Birch Books Conservation announced the launch of a ground-breaking publication, The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House, at The Four Seasons Restaurant on October 25, 2011. Written by Birch Cooper and Jordan Hruska, this beautifully illustrated book examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located in New Canaan, Connecticut and features an introduction by Architect Robert A. M. Stern, textual analyses and 350 photographs.
Book Cover - The Library of Philip Johnson
Pre-order a copy ($45 plus shipping) now! (Books will ship in early November). Sales benefit the conservation of the Library/Study and collection of books it contains.

Rena Zurofsky, Interim Executive Director of The Philip Johnson Glass House, and Birch Cooper welcomed guests to the launch celebration sponsored by Christopher Spitzmiller, Inc. held at The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York. Robert A. M. Stern signed copies of the newly published book, The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House, while guests mingled and enjoyed a selection of martinis provided by Belvedere Vodka.

Christopher Spitzmiller Inc. Logo  Belvedere Vodka Logo

Keep reading for more photos from the event + Join us for the online Glass House Conversation hosted by Birch Cooper, going on now at glasshouseconversations.org!

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