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Philip Johnson : life and work

Author: Franz Schulze
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Franz Schulze delves deeply into Johnson's life from his childhood - the only son of a wealthy Midwestern family - through his years at Harvard and his coming to terms with his sexuality, to his flirtation with the politics of Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Hitler, to his decision at age thirty-four to become an architect, to his current position at the center of a circle of movers and shakers in the world of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schulze, Franz, 1927-
Philip Johnson.
New York : A.A. Knopf, 1994
(OCoLC)622844087
Named Person: Philip Johnson; Philip (Architekt) Johnson; Philip Johnson
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Schulze
ISBN: 0394572041 9780394572048
OCLC Number: 29848225
Description: xi, 465 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Origins and directions, 1652-1934 --
The inglorious detour, 1934-1946 --
Rebirth and renewal, 1946-1953 --
Break with modernism, 1953-1967 --
Superstardom, 1967- .
Responsibility: by Franz Schulze.

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Franz Schulze delves deeply into Johnson's life from his childhood - the only son of a wealthy Midwestern family - through his years at Harvard and his coming to terms with his sexuality, to his flirtation with the politics of Huey Long, Father Coughlin, and Hitler, to his decision at age thirty-four to become an architect, to his current position at the center of a circle of movers and shakers in the world of the arts. Throughout, Franz Schulze draws on letters, writings, and speeches by Johnson, his family, his fellow architects, his contemporaries - both critical and friendly - and on the many interviews conducted while preparing this biography.

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