Philip Johnson

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Philip Johnson
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Philip Johnson at age 95 in his office, Seagram Building, Manhattan with his model of a 30' by 60' sculpture created for a Qatari collector. (2002)
Born Philip Cortelyou Johnson
(1906-07-08)July 8, 1906
Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Died January 25, 2005(2005-01-25) (aged 98)
New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater Harvard Graduate School of Design
Occupation Architect
Awards Pritzker Prize (1979)
AIA Gold Medal (1978)
Buildings IDS Tower, PPG Place, Crystal Cathedral
Design Buildings clad entirely in glass

Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005)[1] American architect. He is especially known for his postmodern work since the 1980s.

Johnson was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was raised in Tarrytown, New York. He studied at Harvard University.

In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1978 he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and in 1979 the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.[2]

Johnson died in his sleep while at his Glass House retreat in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was survived by his partner of 45 years, David Whitney,[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nation & World | Innovative, influential architect Philip Johnson dies at age 98 | Seattle Times Newspaper". seattletimes.nwsource.com. 2011. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. Goldberger, Paul (May 23, 1979). "Philip Johnson Awarded $100.000 Pritzker Prize: He Is Called the 'Dean' Recent Work More Controversial." New York Times, p. C26. Retrieved August 1, 2011.
  3. Pierce, Lisa, "Through the Looking Glass", August 1, 2010, pp 1, A4, The Advocate of Stamford, Connecticut

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