Mies van der Rohe's 1941-45 Farnsworth House & Garden and Philip Johnson's 1947 Glass House in New Caanan, CT are two haikus of glass and concrete that rewrote the history of modern residential architecture. These two masterpieces have inspired nearly 90 creations for an exclusive project with the National Historic Preservation Trust, collected here in Modern Views. Much ink has already been spilled on the subject by critics and historians intent on deconstructing our notions of domesticity; however, these two masterpieces have also taken on lives of their own in the minds of countless artists, architects, and designers. They have inspired nearly 90 creations for an exclusive project with the National Historic Preservation Trust, collected here in Modern Views. Featuring a foreword by Christy MacLear, executive director of the Philip Johnson Glass House, an introduction by critic Paul Goldberger, and an essay by preservationist Phyllis Lambert and historian Sylvia Lavin; with contributions from David Adjaye, Tadao Ando, Michael Beirut, Mattia Bonetti, Peter Eisenman, Norman Foster, Michael Graves, Zaha Hadid, Maira Kalman, Annie Leibowitz, Daniel Libeskind, Thom Mayne, Richard Meier, Cesar Pelli, Richard Rogers, James Rosenquist, David Salle, Frank Stella, and Rafael Vinoly, among others.
Number of Pages: 200
Publication Date: 15 Sep 2010
Publication City, Country: Paris, France
Dimensions (cm): 33(H) x 24(L)