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August 15, 2006

Come see the glass house!

shot of Philip Johnson's Glass House

Philip Johnson's Glass House, one of the great masterpieces of modern architecture, is going to be open to the public. As laid out in this New York Times article (note: boneheaded registration may be required), the National Trust for Historic Preservation will conduct tours through the house in New Canaan, Connecticut beginning next April.

Like other revolutionary works of modern art (Andy Warhol's brill-o boxes come to mind) Johnson's glass house drew a lot of derision and insult when it was unveiled in 1949. Now of course it's seen as one of the world's great works of art. I am so there the next time I'm in New England.

Want to see the glass house? Send an email to glasshouse@nthp.org for details on reservations.

Posted by Chris Spurgeon at August 15, 2006 10:06 PM

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