Art Series: Philip Johnson

Atop a hidden 49-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut, sits Philip Johnson’s renowned Glass House. Designed between 1945-1948 and completed in 1949, the iconic structure made of glass and painted steel is famous for its unique use of materials and fluid integration into the landscape. Philip Johnson, regarded as one of the most influential figures in American design and architecture, considered the glass house to be half a composition, only to be completed by the opposing Brick House. The Glass House sits amongst a collection of 13 additional structures, all of which were built over a span of 50 years.  For a tour of this National Trust Historic Site, visit www.theglasshouse.org.

Philip Johnson, Da Monsta (1995)

Philip Johnson, Glass House (1949)

Philip Johnson, Glass House (1949)

Philip Johnson, Sculpture Gallery (1970)