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

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

Label
The man in the glass house : Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century
Title
The man in the glass house
Title remainder
Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century
Statement of responsibility
Mark Lamster
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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." --
Assigning source
From publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lamster, Mark
Dewey number
  • 720.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson, Philip
  • Architects
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Artists, Architects, Photographers
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • ARCHITECTURE / Buildings / Landmarks & Monuments
Target audience
adult
Label
The man in the glass house : Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century, Mark Lamster
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-490) and index
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
Control code
on1059578638
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780316126434
Lccn
2018949012
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059578638
Label
The man in the glass house : Philip Johnson, architect of the modern century, Mark Lamster
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-490) and index
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
Control code
on1059578638
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvii, 508 pages
Isbn
9780316126434
Lccn
2018949012
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1059578638

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