- Name: Philip Johnson
- Born: 07/08/1906
- Died: 01/25/2005 (98 years old)
Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect best known for his works of Modern architecture, including the Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and his works of postmodern architecture, particularly 550 Madison Avenue in New York, designed for AT&T, and 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago. In 1978, he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and in 1979 the first Pritzker Architecture Prize.
Birth Name: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Awards: Pritzker Prize, AIA Gold Medal
School: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Alias: Philip Cortelyou Johnson
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.
Death Place: New Canaan, Connecticut, U.S.
Philip Johnson quotes :
To me, the drive for monumentality is as inbred as the desire for food and sex, regardless of how we denigrate it. Monuments differ in different periods. Each age has its own.Philip Johnson
There's no such thing as old age. I'm no different now than I was 50 years ago. I'm just having more fun.Philip Johnson
I like the thought that what we are to do on this earth is embellish it for its greater beauty, so that oncoming generations can look back to the shapes we leave here and get the same thrill that I get in looking back at theirs - at the Parthenon, at Chartres Cathedral.Philip Johnson
All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space.Philip Johnson