Recent Articles

When Philip Johnson joined the protest marchers
In 1963 the great American modernist took to the streets of New York, becoming an unlikely voice against the destruction of a Beaux-Arts landmark
Published: Thursday, 6 August 2020
Brutalism catches up with the Kardashians
'I’ve finally made it,' says This Brutal World’s author, as he spies his book in Kylie Jenner’s home

Published: Wednesday, 5 August 2020
Ready for retail therapy again? Peter Marino's new Dior store in Paris is a beautiful place to start!
The architect and collector has overseen Dior’s huge new, art-filled retail space on rue Saint-Honoré in the French capital
Published: Tuesday, 4 August 2020
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
Published: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
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
Published: Friday, 24 July 2020
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?
Published: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
'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
Published: Wednesday, 8 July 2020
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
Published: Tuesday, 19 May 2020
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
Published: Monday, 11 May 2020
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
Published: Monday, 4 May 2020
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"
Published: Thursday, 16 April 2020
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
Published: Thursday, 9 April 2020


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