The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

by Mark Lamster


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316126434
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 11/06/2018
Pages: 528
Sales rank: 75,069
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News, a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a 2017 Loeb Fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Table of Contents

Prologue xi

Chapter 1 The Master's Joy 3

Chapter 2 From Saul to Paul 21

Chapter 3 A Man of Style 51

Chapter 4 Show Time 79

Chapter 5 The Maestro 105

Chapter 6 The Gold Dust Twins 131

Chapter 7 An American Führer 155

Chapter 8 Pops 181

Chapter 9 A New New Beginning 203

Chapter 10 An Apostate at Worship 239

Chapter 11 Crutches 261

Chapter 12 Cocktails on the Terrace 285

Chapter 13 Third City 311

Chapter 14 Towers and Power 337

Chapter 15 The Head of the Circle 369

Chapter 16 Things Fall Apart 399

Chapter 17 The Irresistible Allure of the Fantastic 425

Epilogue 447

Acknowledgments 455

Notes 459

Index 491

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Author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life - Ruth Franklin

“Philip Johnson’s Glass House is exposed to the elements, but the life of its creator abounds in shadow. Mark Lamster thoughtfully teases out the real history of this modernist icon, from his impressive sexual appetites and more-than-flirtation with fascism in Hitler’s Germany to his 1990s collaboration with Donald Trump. It’s clear that Johnson was a fascinating and disturbing figure; Lamster’s biography, impressively and honestly, displays him with his full complexity.”

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