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Philip Johnson: Life and Work

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In this critically acclaimed biography, Franz Schulze probes the private and professional life of one of the most famous architects and architectural critics of the twentieth century.

The only child of a wealthy Midwestern family, Philip Johnson was a millionaire by the time he graduated from Harvard, and in 1932 he helped stage the historic International Style exhibition a
Paperback, 479 pages
Published June 15th 1996 by University Of Chicago Press (first published November 15th 1994)
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After reading a biography of Frank Gehry I decided to pick up a biography of Johnson. Broken into sections the book is written in an approachable and easy manner that allows for quick reads.
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Essential for anyone interested in 20th century architecture. My only complaint would be that it would have been better if they had included more plans instead of just photographs.
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Franz Schulze was born in Pennsylvania and grew up in Illinois, Pekin and Chicago, as his civil engineer father moved to follow employment in the 1930s. Perhaps his interest in art and architecture was stimulated by visiting with his father the 1933-34 Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, which he still remembers vividly. After Lane Technical High School in his Chicago neighborhood, Schulze at ...more
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