Two glass houses, side by side
June 21, 2015
through September 20, 2015
A new photo exhibition, currently on view in the lobby of the Four Seasons Restaurant, juxtaposes two trailblazing mid-century houses—the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, CT, and Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in Plano, IL. The histories of the two architects and these houses are closely interwoven. Johnson acknowledged that the Farnsworth House design, exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in 1947, inspired his Glass House, completed in 1949. Yet, construction of the Farnsworth house was not completed until 1951. “Side by Side” was created by Robin Hill, an architectural and fine art photographer, and curated by Hilary Lewis, co-author of Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words. The photographs are, appropriately, on display within the two architects’ most famous collaboration, the Seagram Building. Fifty percent of the proceeds from the sale of Hill’s photographs will go towards maintenance of the two houses, both of which are properties of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Through September 20
Four Seasons Restaurant (during regular lunch and dinner hours)
99 East 52nd Street, New York, NY
View Robin Hill’s photos HERE