Friday, July 22, 2016

The Glass House.... The house designed by Philip Johnson that became an icon of modernist architecture. It's turning that intention into action that is one of the goals of those dedicated to promoting and preserving this site, which is now owned and operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Completed in 1949, the house itself, with no interior walls, is as airy and uncluttered as it seems from the exterior and perhaps because of the expanses of glass, does not have the depressing, lifeless feeling of preserved, historic houses.

By Lesley Hauge and Sian Ballen
Photographs by Jeff Hirsch