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Modern Views: The Book

Modern Views cover image

Mies van der Rohe’s 1941–45 Farnsworth House and Philip Johnson’s 1949 Glass House in New Caanan, Connecticut: two haikus of glass and concrete that rewrote the history of modern residential architecture.

Much ink has already been spilled on the subject by critics and historians intent on deconstructing our notions of domesticity; however, these two masterpieces have also taken on lives of their own in the minds of countless artists, architects, and designers. They have inspired nearly 90 creations for an exclusive project with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, collected here in Modern Views.

Featuring an introduction by critic Paul Goldberger and essays by preservationist Phyllis Lambert and historian Sylvia Lavin; with contributions from David Adjaye, Tadao Ando, Michael Bierut, Mattia Bonetti, Peter Eisenmann, Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Maira Kalman, Annie Leibowitz, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli, Richard Rogers, James Rosenquist, David Salle, Frank Stella, and Rafael Viñoly, among others.

Modern views pre-order form [PDF]

Book Excerpts [PDF]

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  1. […] of The Modern Views book, published by Assouline, will be available in late September, but you can place your pre-order […]

  2. […] Johnston Marklee, based in Los Angeles, CA, are known for their award winning designs that incorporate innovative concepts, new building technologies and references to architectural history. Their projects include the Kaikai Kiki Merchandise Room for ©Murakami at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, the Maison Martin Margiela boutique in Beverly Hills, and the Hill House in Pacific Palisades, CA, which is featured in the Philip Johnson Glass House Modern Views project and book. […]

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