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Johnson, Philip

Philip Johnson (1906 - 2005)

Johnson was born in 1906 in Cleveland, Ohio. He died in 2005. He was an American architect. His work influenced the architecture for decades.
He studied at the Hackley School, in Tarrytown, New York, and then at Harvard as an undergraduate, where his focus lied on history and philosophy. Johnson interrupted his education with several extended trips to Europe.
In 1928 Johnson met Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. The meeting was a revelation for Johnson and formed the basis for a lifelong relationship of both collaboration and competition. Johnson returned from Germany as a proselytizer for the new architecture. He died in 2005.

Important works


The Seagram Building, in collaboration with Mies van der Rohe, New York
Four Seasons Restaurant, New York City
The Rockefeller Guest House for Abby Aldrich Rockefeller
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden at the Museum of Modern Art
New York State Theatre at Lincoln Centre
Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
New York State Pavilion for the 1964 New York World's Fair
Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C.
The main campus mall at the University of Saint Thomas, Houston, Texas
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library of New York University
John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza, Dallas, Texas
IDS Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi, Texas
Boston Public Library
The Museum of Art at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York
Fort Worth Water Gardens
Thanks-Giving Square, Dallas, Texas
John de Menil House, Houston
Neuberger Museum of Art at SUNY Purchase College
Evangelist Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral, Garden Grove, California
Metro-Dade Cultural Centre, Miami, Florida,
The Chapel of St. Basil and the Academic Mall at the University of St. Thomas, Houston, Texas
The Republic Bank Centre, Houston, Texas
The Transco Tower, Houston
The Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, Ohio
The Wells Fargo Centre, Denver, Colorado
PPG Place in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, University of Houston
Puerta de Europa, Madrid, Spain
190 South LaSalle, Chicago
191 Peachtree Tower, Atlanta
101 California Street, San Francisco, California
University of St Thomas St Basil Chapel
AEGON Centre in Louisville, Kentucky
Comerica Tower in Detroit, Michigan
American Business Centre, Berlin, Germany
Visitor's Pavilion, New Canaan CT
Turning Point, Vienna Austria
Tata Theatre, Mumbai, India