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Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson (b. 1906) is the dean of American architecture. He was important in both the International style[?], co-authoring an important book with that title while a curator at the Museum of Modern Art, as well as post-modern architecture, when he partnered with John Burgee (see article for collaborative works).

His most famous building is his own house, made entirely of glass and steel. This glass house[?] (1949) may not have had much going for it in terms of livability, but was a high-water mark for modernist architecture. He also designed the 1958 Seagram Building[?] in New York (with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe), one of the first glass box skyscrapers.

Johnson was awarded the first Pritzker Prize in architecture in 1979.

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