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That east coast Glass House

lots of links on Philip Johnson

before the Glass House opens to the public in April.

Vincent Scully in print and audio and even video!

These memories are priceless.

Especially David Childs on how “it suddenly and momentarily appeared as a child’s playhouse in the Garden of Eden. The unexpected appearance of innocence and nakedness—it really couldn’t have been staged—suggested its own inescapable metaphor for the Glass House: a naked house, a house with no clothes.”

I doubt the little boy was the only naked young man our Philip saw running around there. We’ve all heard the stories of the voyeurism, and…
I’ll see if I’m free to tell some in print here. Do check back.


In the meantime,

Mies’ Farnsworth House is pure, right?