Join us for this week’s online Glass House Conversation inspired by the recent Conversations in Context program at the Glass House with host Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic for The New Yorker.
“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!
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