The Man in the Glass House

Architecture can be both inspiring and controversial and so can the people behind it. In the biography The Man in the Glass House, architectural critic Mark Lamster highlights one of the field's most iconic and most criticized masters Philip Johnson. The Cleveland-born architect is known for bringing European modernism to The States with his sleek lines and his masterful use of glazing like in his New Canaan Glass House. Although he is regarded as one of the most influential practitioners, having been the founding architectural curator of the Museum of Modern art and the inaugural winner of the Pritzker Prize, his work didn't go without scrutiny, and neither did his personality. With the 528 pages, Lamster tackles both the personal and professional highs and lows of one of America's most noted figures.

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