Donald Albrecht

The Glass House: Pairings


Mr. Albrecht conceived, selected images, and wrote the text of this book published to commemorate the public opening of architect Philip Johnson’s famous Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut. Its organizing theme—pairings—was inspired by Johnson’s concept of the site’s initial structures—the Glass House and Brick House—as a dialogue between visual motifs such as transparency and opacity. These formal pairings were then expanded to others drawn from the architect’s personal, professional, and artistic life. Featured photographs by Arnold Newman and Irving Penn.

Publisher: National Trust for Historic Preservation
Designers: Michael Beirut and Yve Ludwig/Pentagram