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Glass House Conversations: Could you live in the Glass House?

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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.

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Participate in a Survey on Artist Residencies

 Artists and Legacy: A Symposium

Participate in the artist residency survey

and inform a future joint residency between Judd Foundation, The Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum + The Philip Johnson Glass House!

Artists and Legacy: A Symposium was a collaborative effort between Judd Foundation, The Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum + The Philip Johnson Glass House held April 11, 2011. The event provided a forum for learning and exchange, primarily among artists, on the topic of artists’ legacies.

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New Glass House Book Available Now!

Glass House Book

The new Glass House guide-book, with a foreword by Paul Goldberger and essay by Philip Johnson, presents an exclusive tour of the Glass House, its grounds, collections, and patrons, and honors the legacy of one of modern architecture’s most famous creations. Includes photographs of the interiors and exterior facades, snapshots of Johnson and guests on the site, as well as facts and figures about the art and architecture.

Available now, only at the Glass House. Order today!
$16.95 (plus $5.00 shipping)

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The “Porous Architecture” of Philip Johnson’s Glass House: A Conversation with Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan

Conversations in Context. Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan at the Glass House

Theo Prudon and Shashi Caan speak in the Glass House during the Conversations in Context Program

by Gwen North Reiss

Before the beginning of the Conversations in Context Program on July 21 as our mid-summer heat wave settled in, Theo Prudon (Architect and President of Docomomo US) and Shashi Caan (Director of the International Federation of Interior Designers) sat on the promontory for a brief videotaped interview led by Hunter Palmer, Director of Programs and Visitors’ Experience.

“I’m a child of the sixties,” said Prudon, to introduce himself, “I grew up when modern architecture and preservation were emerging.”  Of the Glass House site, he asked “Is it a Colonial farm?  A sculpture park?  A Colonial house blown apart?  Is it a playground?   In preservation we have rules for things, but how do they apply here?”  It was the beginning of an evening of questions that centered on the philosophical, spatial, and personal aspects of Johnson’s estate. Read the rest of this entry »

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Private Domains/Public Displays: The Modern House Interpreted

The Glass House in 2007, Furniture Protected in Plastic, conservation

The Philip Johnson Glass House: Site Preparation, Pre-Opening Building Improvements, January – February 2007. Photo: The Philip Johnson Glass House / National Trust for Historic Preservation

Directors and curators from nine of the world’s iconic modern house museums will be speaking at “Private Domains/Public Displays: The Modern House Interpreted, A Symposium in Celebration of Fallingwater’s 75th Anniversary” on Tuesday April 5th 2011 at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Read the rest of this entry »

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Glass House Conversations Moderator Philip Nobel to Co-Host Conversations in Context Event, September 2011:

Interior of the Philip Johnson Glass House.

On September 22nd, 2011 Philip Nobel, (who is leading this week’s Glass House Conversation) will co-host one of The Glass House’s new programs, Conversations in Context, which brings together leading minds in the fields of architecture, art, design, history, landscape and preservation as hosts of special curated tours at The Glass House. Nobel will be hosting a tour with architect Gregg Pasquarelli of SHoP Architects. Read the rest of this entry »

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