Johnson, Philip

Johnson, Philip (Cortelyou)

(1906–  ) architect and author; born in Cleveland, Ohio. His groundbreaking book, The International Style (1932, with Henry-Russell Hitchcock), coined the term and promoted the style. After studying with Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer in the early 1940s, he designed small modernist houses and institutional buildings; in partnerships after the late 1960s, he turned to large, urban buildings that ushered in postmodernist architecture by incorporating historical references. His prescient designs and widely published writings have combined to make him uniquely influential in contemporary architecture.
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Johnson, Philip

American architect. His glass house, New Canaan, CT (1949), saw the style of Mies Van der Rohe reach its ultimate development. It is a glazed box in which only the bathroom in enclosed. He designed the Seagram Building (with Mies Van der Rohe) in NYC (1958). Other works include the Museum of Modern Art additions and sculpture garden, the New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, NYC (1964), and the Kline Science Center (with Richard Foster) at Yale University, New Haven, CT (1965).
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Johnson, Philip


Born July 8, 1906, in Cleveland. American architect. Student and colleague of Mies van der Rohe.

Developing the principles of his teacher, Johnson built a glass home in New Canaan, Conn., in the form of a cube in 1949. He later combined contemporary architectural principles and materials with free stylizations of traditional architectural forms (neo-classical, Gothic, ancient Roman, and Near and Far Eastern medieval styles). Among Johnson’s designs are the Museum of Modern Art (New York, 1951, 1965), the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art (Fort Worth, 1961), the dome of a nuclear reactor (Israel, 1960), and the State Theater at Lincoln Center (New York, 1964).


Jacobus, J. Philip Johnson. London-New York, 1962.
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Fred Johnson, Philip Atkins and Steve Dean reunited to discuss the anniversary
7th Grade High Honors Niah Bagley, Jennifer Black, Drew Damery, Kaitlyn Funk, Alana Harlow, Samantha Hazelwonder, Gavin Houchins, Boman Johnson, Philip Lehman, Thomas Neilson, Maddix Plain, Hayden Sams, Cole Steiling, Hunter White.
Wolviston are now in seventh after beating South Shields Reserves 4-0, with goals by Tony Johnson, Philip Otele, Andrew McGirr and Junior Masandi.
Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond and David Davis - who meekly shuffled into the room 90 seconds before she did - sat quietly and managed not to fidget.
Conservatives from Calderdale and beyond - including key Cabinet colleagues Boris Johnson, Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon, Amber Rudd and David Davis - lapped it up.
Those taking part include Roz Goddard, Adrian Johnson, Philip Monks, Malcolm Dewhirst, Helen Yendall, Adrian Johnson, Deborah Alma, Kurly McGeachie and Dave Reeves.
Pictures: DaveWarren/Pictureteam.; Melanie Parker, Angela Podmore, Bernard Shepherd and Lisa Shaw.; Paula Mitchell, Alan Pemberton, Julia Willougby and David Povall.; Paul Johnson, Philip Singleton, Heidi Burgoyne and Simon Delahunty-Forrest.; David Clarke, PeterWall, Glyn Pitchford and Steve Pate.
Sincere thanks also to all the race sponsors, to the jockeys who rode in the charity race, to all the officials who stayed behind to enable this race to be run, to the people who so generously gave for the promise auction - Paul Nicholls, Richard Johnson, Philip Hobbs, Jonjo O'Neill - to Haydock Park racecourse, to Ed Weetman and Joe Tizzard and, of course, to all the people who went racing that day at Uttoxeter who gave so generously to our charity.
For instance, Epigenomics AG, with offices in Berlin and Seattle, is working on early detection and diagnosis of cancer and endometriosis (for which there is limited evidence of an epigenetic component), as well as development of products to predict effectiveness of drugs to treat these diseases, Founded in 1998, and now with about 150 employees, the company is focusing on DNA methylation mechanisms, and is working with companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris, Roche Diagnostics, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca.
Some of the players currently in the senior team who have come through the ranks under Millar's tuition are Manchester United keeper Roy Carroll, Damien Johnson, Philip Mulryne, David Healy and George McCartney.
But try telling that to Johnson, Philip Hobbs, owner Terry Warner and all the punters that backed the 9-2 winner!
Jennifer Black, Jilyan Burgener, Kaitlyn Funk, Alana Harlow, Boman Johnson, Maxton Johnson, Philip Lehman, Ivy Lynch, Thomas Neilson, Maddix Plain, Conner Rowcliff, Elizabeth Rutan, Makenzie Sloan, Kyle Thackrey, Carter Thomas, Landon Trueblood, Rudy Zahradka