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Robert A.M. Stern, Michael Graves, Michael Maharam, Murray Moss host Conversations in Context 2012

2012 Conversations in Context Schedule of Hosts

The Glass House is pleased to announce its second year of Conversations in Context, offering visitors the opportunity to join a leader in architecture, art, landscape, history or design for an evening tour of the Glass House campus followed by an intimate conversation and reception on the historic property. Conversations in Context take place select Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:00pm at the Glass House. Tickets are available now!
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May 17Kenneth Frampton, Professor of Architecture, Columbia University + Mark Wigley, Dean, Columbia University
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June 21Pedro Gadanho, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art, Marc Kushner + Matthias Hollwich, Co-Founders, HWKN, 2012 MoMA Young Architect’s Prize Winner
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July 19Robert A.M. Stern, Dean, Yale School of Architecture, Founder and Senior Partner, Robert A.M. Stern Architects + Henry Urbach, Director, the Glass House
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August 16Michael Graves, Founding Principal, Michael Graves & Associates, Professor Emeritus, Princeton University
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September 20Gary Hilderbrand, Principal, Reed Hilderbrand, Adjunct Professor, Harvard University + John Beardsley, Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks, Adjunct Professor, Harvard University
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October 11Michael Maharam, Principal, Maharam + Paul Makovsky, Editorial Director, Metropolis Magazine
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November 8Murray Moss, Founder, Moss + Francois de Menil, Founder, FdM: Arch
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To be scheduledBeatriz Colomina, Professor of Architecture + Ph.D. Program Chair, School of Architecture, Princeton University, Director of the Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University
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The Glass House is pleased to present Metropolis magazine as a Conversations in Context 2012 media partner.
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Tickets to Conversations in Context are $150 ($100 tax deductible) and include a Glass House membership and 10% discount in the Design Store. All proceeds from Conversations in Context support Glass House educational programs, preservation projects, and general operations.
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New Film: Barry Bergdoll Hosting Conversations in Context at the Glass House on November 17, 2011

To learn more about the Philip Johnson Glass House visit philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

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Shop the Glass House Bookstore

Shop the Glass House Bookstore for specially selected
art and design titles, including:

 The Philip Johnson Tapes includes transcripts of interviews and conversations with Robert A.M. Stern, each covering a decade of Johnson’s life and trends of architecture and history during the twentieth-century.

The Library of Philip Johnson: Selections from the Glass House examines 100 titles from the architect’s Library/Study located on the Glass House site and features an introduction by Robert A. M. Stern.

Empire of Space is composed of Todd Eberle’s photographs taken over the course of thirty years and is the definitive publication of the photographer’s work.

The new Glass House guide book, with forward by Paul Goldberger, presents an exclusive tour of the Glass House, its grounds, and collections.

More titles are available online and at the Glass House Design Store in New Canaan!

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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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