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Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

“A place of quiet refuge, an enclosed place of thought and contemplation, separated from the city around, but near the sky and earth.”  Philip Johnson, Architect of the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Monument in Dallas, Texas. 72 more words


My Hometown - Kreeger Museum

Today’s Blogging A to Z Challenge letter is “K” and the topic is the Kreeger Museum. There is so much to say about this museum and the Kreegers’ that I really don’t know where to begin. 299 more words

Brinkman and The International Style in Architecture

On the 22nd of March 1902, Dutch architect and exponent of Nieuwe Bouwen, (modern architecture in the Netherlands), Johannes Andreas Brinkman was born in Rotterdam. He is perhaps best known for the design of the former Van Nelle Factory, a prime example of the International Style, which his architectural office, Brinkman & Van der Vlugt, drafted for the site on the Schie river in Rotterdam. 814 more words


The New York Times Likes it Hot

Likely inspired by the exceedingly high demand for warm comfort foods recently (how mysterious, could it be the weather?), this week’s New York Times Dining and Wine  Front Burner featured the retro-inspired coffee thermos from none other than the Philip Johnson Design Store. 30 more words


Jimmy Fallon Show features Philip Johnson

The backdrop for Fallon’s show is wooden models of prominent buildings in Manhattan skyline.  Not nearly the tallest but two of the most visible are by Johnson, the Chippendale  and Lipstick buildings. 6 more words


Save the New York State Pavilion!

I am happy to report that there has been a lot of news about the New York State Pavilion lately—and finally some good news at that. 367 more words