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TITLE: Glass House
AUTHOR: Brett Davidson
FORMAT: Softcover with dusk jacket, stitched binding, 180x135mm
DESIGN: Atopia Projects
RELEASE DATE: July 2011
EDITION SIZE: 200
I have absolutely nothing to say about Philip Johnson. This is a
–excerpt from Glass House
good way to begin contemplating a man who has on various
occasions been called a genius, a buffoon, a dilettante, a visionary.
His architecture is both clunky and playful. Absurd and noble.
A great enigma.
It's true. I know little about Johnson and have nothing to
say about his life and work.
Nothing to say?
If I close my eyes and think of the photographs I've seen
of him and the stories I've heard about him, and if I look back on
growing up in the shadow of the Houston skyline (which Johnson
had a hand in envisioning and building), then I might be inspired
enough to say something about Philip Cortelyou Johnson: genius,
buffoon, dilettante, visionary.