Philip Johnson

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Philip Johnson
Philip Cortelyou Johnson
BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio, United States
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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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