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Philip Johnson

Philip JohnsonAKA Philip Cortelyou Johnson

Born: 8-Jul-1906
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH
Died: 25-Jan-2005
Location of death: New Canaan, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Male
Religion: Agnostic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Architect

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Glass House

Military service: US Army (Corps of Engineers)


[1] American Culture's Debt to Gay Sons of Harvard (Dinitia Smith, The New York Times, 29th May 2003.) See also The Crimson Letter: Harvard, Homosexuality and the Shaping of American Culture (2003), by Douglass Shand-Tucci.

Father: Homer H. Johnson (attorney)
Mother: Louise

    University: BA Philosophy, Harvard University (1927)
    University: Graduate School of Design, Harvard University (attended 1940-43)

    Museum of Modern Art Director, Dept. of Architecture (1932-)
    Academy of Achievement (1991)
    Pritzker Prize 1979

Author of books:
The International Style: Architecture Since 1922 (1932, architecture, with Henry-Russell Hitchcock)
Mies van der Rohe (1947)

Selected edifices:
Glass House (1949, New Canaan, CT )
MOMA Guesthouse (1950, New York City )
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute (1960, Utica, NY )
Roofless Church (1960, New Harmony, IN )
New York State Theater, Lincoln Center (1964, New York City )
Kennedy Memorial (1970, Dallas, TX )
Rothko Chapel (1971, Houston, TX )
Pennzoil Place (1973, Houston, TX )
Thanks-Giving Square (1973, Dallas, TX )
Boston Public Library Extension (1973, Boston, MA )
Century Center (1977, South Bend, IN )
AT&T Tower (1978-84, New York City )
Crystal Cathedral (1980, Los Angeles, CA )
Mathematics Tower, Ohio State University (1992, Columbus, OH )
St. Basil's Chapel, University of St. Thomas (1995, Houston, TX )
City Hall (1996, Celebration, FL)


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