The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century

Author:   Mark Lamster ,  Mark Bramhall
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
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Publication Date:   25 June 2019
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Author:   Mark Lamster ,  Mark Bramhall
Publisher:   Blackstone Publishing
Imprint:   Blackstone Publishing
ISBN:  

9781982663582


ISBN 10:   1982663588
Publication Date:   25 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Smoothly written and fair-minded...[A] searching and thorough overview of Johnson's engrossing life. -- Wall Street Journal A vivid, thoughtful, illuminating, disturbing, and definitive chronicle of one of twentieth-century architecture's most celebrated and powerful figures. -- Kurt Andersen, author and host of Studio 360 In this compelling biography, Mark Lamster deconstructs Johnson's complex persona, evaluates his work and begins the complex process of establishing his place in history. -- Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry Johnson was a fascinating and disturbing figure; Lamster's biography, impressively and honestly, displays him with his full complexity. -- Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life In Mark Lamster's nuanced telling, Johnson...becomes a symbol of America itself. This is biography as history, and it is a magnificent piece of work. -- David L. Ulin, author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles Lamster's mesmerizing, authoritative, and often-astonishing study grapples with Johnson's legacy in all its ambiguity...[A] masterful achievement. -- Booklist (starred review) The perfect addition to the aesthete's bookshelf...Essential -- Toronto Globe and Mail [A] brisk, clear-eyed new biography. -- New Yorker A fresh look at [Johnson's] less-than-savory aspects, Lamster portrays a diffident genius for whom being boring was the greatest crime. -- Kirkus (starred review) A biography that is as much literary as critical achievement. Required reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the American century, for Johnson was its house architect. -- Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer for the city of Los Angeles and former architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times A biography with attitude, a bullet train through the shifting landscapes of twentieth-century America, and a sheer pleasure to read. -- Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do


Lamster's mesmerizing, authoritative, and often-astonishing study grapples with Johnson's legacy in all its ambiguity...[A] masterful achievement. -- Booklist (starred review) The perfect addition to the aesthete's bookshelf...Essential -- Toronto Globe and Mail A fresh look at [Johnson's] less-than-savory aspects, Lamster portrays a diffident genius for whom being boring was the greatest crime. -- Kirkus (starred review) Johnson was a fascinating and disturbing figure; Lamster's biography, impressively and honestly, displays him with his full complexity. -- Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life A biography that is as much literary as critical achievement. Required reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the American century, for Johnson was its house architect. -- Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer for the city of Los Angeles and former architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times A biography with attitude, a bullet train through the shifting landscapes of twentieth-century America, and a sheer pleasure to read. -- Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do Smoothly written and fair-minded...[A] searching and thorough overview of Johnson's engrossing life. -- Wall Street Journal A vivid, thoughtful, illuminating, disturbing, and definitive chronicle of one of twentieth-century architecture's most celebrated and powerful figures. -- Kurt Andersen, author and host of Studio 360 [A] brisk, clear-eyed new biography. -- New Yorker In this compelling biography, Mark Lamster deconstructs Johnson's complex persona, evaluates his work and begins the complex process of establishing his place in history. -- Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry In Mark Lamster's nuanced telling, Johnson...becomes a symbol of America itself. This is biography as history, and it is a magnificent piece of work. -- David L. Ulin, author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles


In Mark Lamster's nuanced telling, Johnson...becomes a symbol of America itself. This is biography as history, and it is a magnificent piece of work. -- David L. Ulin, author of Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles A biography with attitude, a bullet train through the shifting landscapes of twentieth-century America, and a sheer pleasure to read. -- Tom Vanderbilt, author of Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do A biography that is as much literary as critical achievement. Required reading for anyone hoping to make sense of the American century, for Johnson was its house architect. -- Christopher Hawthorne, chief design officer for the city of Los Angeles and former architecture critic of the Los Angeles Times Johnson was a fascinating and disturbing figure; Lamster's biography, impressively and honestly, displays him with his full complexity. -- Ruth Franklin, author of Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life Smoothly written and fair-minded...[A] searching and thorough overview of Johnson's engrossing life. -- Wall Street Journal [A] brisk, clear-eyed new biography. -- New Yorker The perfect addition to the aesthete's bookshelf...Essential -- Toronto Globe and Mail A vivid, thoughtful, illuminating, disturbing, and definitive chronicle of one of twentieth-century architecture's most celebrated and powerful figures. -- Kurt Andersen, author and host of Studio 360 Lamster's mesmerizing, authoritative, and often-astonishing study grapples with Johnson's legacy in all its ambiguity...[A] masterful achievement. -- Booklist (starred review) A fresh look at [Johnson's] less-than-savory aspects, Lamster portrays a diffident genius for whom being boring was the greatest crime. -- Kirkus (starred review) In this compelling biography, Mark Lamster deconstructs Johnson's complex persona, evaluates his work and begins the complex process of establishing his place in history. -- Paul Goldberger, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author of Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry


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Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of the Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2017, he was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. A native of New York City, he now lives with his family in Dallas. Mark Bramhall has won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, more than thirty AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has repeatedly been named by AudioFile magazine and Publishers Weekly among their Best Voices of the Year. He is also an award-winning actor whose acting credits include off-Broadway, regional, and many Los Angeles venues as well as television, animation, and feature films. He has taught and directed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art.

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