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He sure knew how to throw stones

Philip Johnson was the focus of one of the questions on my written comps when I was studying art history. Out of sentiment as well as historical delight, I always treat his Glass House and related works when I teach the survey of American Art & Architecture. So I was especially interested to see Glenn Adamson's latest post at his always fascinating blog, From Sketch to Product.

Glenn offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the V&A's recent, cool acquisitions: a 2.3 meter high presentation drawing of the AT&T tower. In doing so, he also offers a quick overview of Johnson's role as an avatar of modernism and an innovator of post-modernism. Glenn also reveals a fortuitous and surprising intervention.

Check it out!