The Philip Johnson Glass House is the much-anticipated story of one of the world's best-kwn modernist architectural gems, its landscape setting, and surrounding follies and sculpture. This book is the only complete story of the evolution of the landscape and building designs of Philip Johnson's Glass House complex in New Canaan, Connecticut. The partnership between Johnson (1906-2005) and David Whitney (1939-2005) in their over half-century of gardening and landscaping resulted in the sublime setting for Glass House and the site's other structures. Beautifully illustrated with vintage and commissioned photography, it will be a must-have for conisseurs of architecture, landscape design, photography, and social history.
Maureen Cassidy-Geiger is an internationally recognized curator, scholar, and educator with special expertise in European decorative arts, patterns of collecting and display, gardens, photography, and the history of architecture. Formerly on the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and Parsons School of Design, she has worked as a consultant for the RISD Museum, the Clark Art Institute, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm. Cassidy-Geiger was the curator, co-author, and editor of the prize-winning exhibition and catalogue Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain for European Courts, ca. 1710-63 (Yale University Press, 2007). She is also a freelance contributor to Departures, Elle Decor, The Magazine Antiques, and Bentley Magazine. Cassidy-Geiger was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome in 2012 and a Getty Museum Scholar in 2013. She has been studying the landscape of Philip Johnson's Glass House since 2010 and was featured in a 2011 article by Suzanne Gannon on the Glass House setting, Natural Artistry published in New Canaan/Darien/Greenwich magazine.