After its first design proposal for the now-landmarked Postmodern icon incited outcry from preservationists, the firm has revealed a pared-down revision, one that invites history and the public back in.
Metropolis speaks with critic Mark Lamster about his recent biography of America’s original starchitect and the many contradictions he discovered along the way—from Johnson’s Nazi past, to his many reinventions.
Completed in 1984, the 37-story tower is considered a benchmark of Postmodernism as the first commercial skyscraper of that style.
Legendary Musicians Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto Reflect On Using Philip Johnson’s Glass House As An Instrument
The Oscar-winning composer and famed German electronic music producer released an album of the performance earlier this year.
Robert A.M. Stern and Liz Waytkus, executive director of Docomomo US, discuss the importance of Philip Johnson's granite-clad skyscraper.
Robert A. M. Stern was among those protesting outside Philip Johnson's Postmodern icon on Madison Avenue today.
The plan would replace the 1984 Postmodern icon's ground level stone facade with a new, glassy street front.
Philip Johnson and Frank Lloyd Wright had a notoriously contentious relationship. Here's Phyllis Lambert's account (and painting) of their final encounter, before Wright's death in 1959.
The Museum of Modern Art's latest exhibit revisits Modernism’s home remedies, but it misses the symptoms they were intended to treat.
In the 1930s, Alfred H. Barr Jr. and Philip Johnson became known as ambassadors of Modernism in North America, experimenting with Bauhaus concepts in both their work and their homes.
The island's diverse community stands as a testament to a broader social coalition. New real-estate developments threaten to change that.
The first of a two-part series, the authors behind "Icon or Eyesore?" explore the Brutalist architecture of the city's strange island town.
To celebrate its 65th anniversary, the Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya will cloak Philip Johnson's famously transparent house in a thick shroud of fog.
Architecture, if it’s any good, speaks to all of us
Would the new Urban Glass House have made Philip Johnson cry?
Niels Diffrient is a tinkerer, a fixer, and an ever-restless experimenter