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Johnson's Glass House

Listed under Contemporary Architecture in North Stamford, United States.

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Philip Johnson, one of the early advocates of the Modern Movement in the United States and one of the first architects to point to its shortcomings in the fifties, designed, in his own Glass House, one of the world's most beautiful yet least functional houses; it was never envisioned as a 'home' (house) to live in but a life-style stage to live with. Ostensibly entirely in l'esprit nouveau of the Modern Movement, it was a building really expressing many concerns of classic design, from the elevated placement of an object in a space, to its serene proportion, general overall symmetry, and combining of a balance of elements with a meticulous refinement of detail...

Written by  George Monkhouse.

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