New York: Assouline Publishing, 2010. First edition. Boards. Quarto, pp. 216, indexed, illustrated with color and b/w photographs. Very Good in Very Good DJ. Item #20387
In this book, 95 artists, architects, and designers reflect on the idea and reality of glass houses, and respond to two of modernism's greatest masterpieces: The Ludwig Mies van der Rohe Farnsworth House and the Philip Johnson Glass House. From David Adjaye to Zaha Hadid, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle to Ed Ruscha, and Constantin Boym to Paula Scher, these contemporary visionaries examine these glass houses in all their dimensions. Through works of art and written statements, they express their thoughts and inspirations about either or both of these iconic buildings and the architects who created them. It is a dynamic exchange - encapsulated by the architects' construction drawings and sketches of both houses, published together here for the first time - that continues to fire one of the greatest cultural dialogues of our day.