Reception & Book Talk/Signing Author Mark Lamster The Man In The Glass House
THURSDAY May 9th: 5:30 to 7pm
Shreveport, Downtown Library, 424 Texas Street
FREE, all are welcome!
When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA’s founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America’s leading architects.
Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster’s The Man in the Glass House lifts the veil on Johnson’s controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. A rollercoaster tale of the perils of wealth, privilege, and ambition, this book probes the dynamics of American culture that made him so powerful, and tells the story of the built environment in modern America.