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INVENTORY OF THE PHILIP JOHNSON PAPERS, 1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998)
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Description
Documentation of the early and later career of architect Philip Johnson, especially representative of his early work, particularly his Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and a number of little known, never constructed projects. The collection consists of photographs, printed and audiovisual materials, clippings, correspondence, legal documents, and manuscripts.
Background
Philip Johnson is one of the most prominent and outspoken architects of the post-World War II era. During his long career from the 1940s until the present, Johnson has been a major participant in the architectural debate of his time and has contributed to all major architectural movements during those years. He started as a follower of Mies van der Rohe's most austere modernism, broke with this trend to design in a more "humane" modernistic vocabulary, and was one of the leaders of postmodernism during the 1980s. In his 90s Johnson has designed and built structures that show his interest in the deconstructivist idiom.
Extent
38.0 linear feet (65 boxes)
Restrictions
Contact Library Rights and Reproductions.
Availability
Open for use by qualified researchers. Audio visual materials in Series IX are not available until reformatting is complete.