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Conversations in Context: Paul Goldberger from The Philip Johnson Glass House on Vimeo.
OK, a free form house. Seems to me a log cabin does the same thing.PS Needless to say, it's a good thing it's up on a hill in the middle of the woods.You certainly can't walk around naked.Or stow thrones.
An interesting report of a visit to the Glass House. Complete with a 2-year wait to get tickets.Peter
That seems to be a lot to do about a very little in new ideas.Have they ever visited Biltmore House outside Asheville?
The stone wall is nice.
That seems to be a lot to do about a very little in new ideas.When the house was built, it was a new idea.
Philip Johnson = Peter Keating.Discuss.
Paul Goldberger says that he has been involved with the house for 40 years, since he visited it as a student in the early 1970s.I too toured the house with a group of Yale students in 1971 or 1972. Indeed, Goldberger was probably in the group of about a dozen of us who followed our professor, Vincent Scully, on a tour of buildings in eastern NY and southwestern CT.Philip Johnson hosted us that day. There was a fascinating underground painting gallery that the video clip didn't enter and a playful little optical illusion pavilion on a pond that was built at perhaps 2/3rds scale. (It made the pond look larger and farther away.)We also saw some "new brutalism" buildings (perhaps by IM Pei) and a new, gorgeously odd little house by Robert Venturi.Johnson's main glass house is beautiful, but it was obviously derivative of Mies.Jim LindgrenNorthwestern University
Vin Scully was an architecture prof? Who knew?
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