Join writers Paul Goldberger and Mark Lamster for a conversation about Lamster’s recent book The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century, as well as the process of writing architectural biographies.
Paul Goldberger, a contributing editor at Vanity Fair, spent fifteen years as the architecture critic for The New Yorker and began his career at the New York Times, where he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished criticism for his writing on architecture. Goldberger is the author of many books, most recently Building Art: The Life and Work of Frank Gehry, Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and Up From Zero. Goldberger is also completing a new book on the architecture of American baseball parks to be published next year. He is also the chairman of the Advisory Council of the Glass House and the Joseph Urban Professor of Design and Architecture at the New School.
Mark Lamster is the architectural critic of the Dallas Morning News, a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington, and a 2017 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is the author of several books, and his writing appears regularly in national magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. For more than a decade he was a senior editor at Princeton Architectural Press, in New York, where he developed a list of influential titles in the fields of architecture and design. His acclaimed biography of the late architect Philip Johnson, The Man in the Glass House, was published in November 2018 by Little, Brown.
Please note: this event takes place at New Canaan Library. Please register here. The lecture will begin at 6:30pm, preceded by a reception beginning at 6:00pm.
Glass House Presents at New Canaan Library is an occasional series of talks and events about architecture, design, and Modernism in New Canaan and beyond. The series is collaboratively organized by the Glass House and the Library.
This program is generously supported by the New Canaan Community Foundation.