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Author Lamster, Mark, 1969- author.

Title The man in the glass house : Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century / Mark Lamster.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B JOHNSON, PHILIP    AVAILABLE
 Sycamore PL Adult 2nd Floor - SYLY-12  B JOHNSON    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  720.92 JOH    AVAILABLE
 Yorkville PL Adult Biography - YKBB-4  B JOH    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description xvii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Summary "A major new biography of Philip Johnson, an extraordinary architect whose politics and proclivities made him one of the most controversial figures in American cultural history. When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of ninety-eight, he was still one of the most recognizable -- and influential -- figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA's founding architectural curator, he introduced America to modernism and promoted generations of architects, designers, and artists. Johnson, the consummate power broker, virtually invented the 'starchitect,' the celebrity architect. His own work (most prominently the Glass House and the Chippendale-capped AT&T Building New York) was polarizing, yet can be found in most every major American city. Johnson was a man of deep paradoxes: A Nazi sympathizer who later built synagogues and supported Israel, an opportunist and a romantic, a populist and a snob. Award-winning critic Mark Lamster lifts the veil on Johnson's contradictions to tell the story of this brilliant yet deeply flawed man." -- From publisher's description.
Contents The Master's Joy -- From Saul to Paul -- A Man of Style -- Show Time -- The Maestro -- The Gold Dust Twins -- An American Führer -- Pops -- A New New Beginning -- An Apostate at Worship -- Crutches -- Cocktails on the Terrace -- Third City -- Towers and Power -- The Head of the Circle -- Things Fall Apart -- The Irresistible Allure of the Fantastic.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-490) and index.
Subject Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005.
Architects -- United States -- Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers.
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780316126434 (hardcover)
0316126438 (hardcover)

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