Record Details

Catalog Search

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

Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B JOHNSON LAM (Text) 34207002206762 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Johnson (Text) 31208912612951 new non-fiction Checked out 01/04/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316126434
  • ISBN: 0316126438
  • Physical Description: xvii, 508 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, [2018]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-490) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"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 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." -- From publisher's description.
Subject: Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005.
Architects > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

Additional Resources