Philip Johnson, in full Philip Cortelyou Johnson, (born July 8, 1906, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.—died January 25, 2005, New Canaan, Connecticut), American architect and critic known both for his promotion of the International Style and, later, for his role in defining postmodernist architecture.
What was Philip Johnson most famous work?
the Glass House
Philip Johnson was an American architect and critic. He is best known for his works of modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and his works of postmodern architecture, particularly 550 Madison Avenue which was designed for AT&T, and 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago.
Why was Philip Johnson so important?
He co-authored the influential book, THE INTERNATIONAL STYLE, which introduced the techniques of the Bauhaus to America. Throughout the 1930s, Johnson was pivotal in bringing the great minimalist style to the public.
What was Philip Johnson’s main contribution to modern architecture?
Johnson was justly celebrated for championing the two architectural movements that most profoundly affected urban landscapes during the second half of the 20th century: the International Style; and the reintroduction of the uses of a wide variety of historic styles in contemporary architectural design.
What is Philip Johnson design philosophy?
“All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.” These words said by architect Philip Johnson, ring true even today.
Who designed PPG Place?
The design of PPG Place, by Philip Johnson and John Burgee, melds the notion of the modern corporate tower with a neo-gothic monument.
Who made architecture?
The earliest surviving written work on the subject of architecture is De architectura by the Roman architect Vitruvius in the early 1st century AD.