Architecture Stories

How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

Take a look at the other New Canaan house that proves the acclaimed architect was more than a Mies-inspired Modernist How Philip Johnson looked back, as well as forward

The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

Philip was the vehicle for achieving his mother’s cultural aspirations, and she poured all of her knowledge and energy into his intellectual formation The motherly ambition that spurred on Philip Johnson

The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

Did Johnson’s gossipy nature, often indulged at the Four Seasons restaurant help improve architecture in America? The New York restaurant where Philip Johnson held court

'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

On Johnson’s birthday, the author of Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography discusses his new publication with Hilary Lewis, Chief Curator and Creative Director of The Glass House 'My job was to go treasure hunting!' Author Ian Volner on his revealing Philip Johnson visual biography

John Pawson's Lockdown Life

Britain's best minimalist is loving the long hair and not shaving - and he's been working on some very cool furniture and objects in the last few weeks John Pawson's Lockdown Life

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the Flow in her buildings

Learn how she makes smooth geometries work together to make visitor movements poetry in motion Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the Flow in her buildings

Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the rhythm in her buildings

Architecture is an unmoving, monumental art, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have rhythm. Watch as the acclaimed architect draws your attention to the sun patterns moving across the face of her buildings Watch Jeanne Gang talk about the rhythm in her buildings

Philip Johnson and Friends: Andy Warhol

“It was joked about Andy that he would ‘attend the opening of an envelope’ — and so might Philip, if only the name on the envelope were interesting enough" Philip Johnson and Friends: Andy Warhol

Philip Johnson and friends: Alfred Barr

The inaugural MoMA director shaped Johnson’s tastes - the architect repaid him by donating paintings by Paul Klee, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns and Andy Warhol to the museum Philip Johnson and friends: Alfred Barr

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