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  • Philip Johnson: Diary of An Eccentric Architect at the Gables Cinema
    Sep 22, 2013 - 1:00pm to Sep 22, 2013 - 1:00pm
    Coral Gables Art Cinema
    250 Aragon Avenue

    The Gables Cinema will present Philip Johnson: Diary of An Eccentric Architect at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 22, in partnership with Coral Gables Museum. The film “looks into the mind” of one of the most significant, influential and controversial architects of the Twentieth Century. In 1930, Johnson had founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and was instrumental in its seminal 1933 exhibit, The International Style, that set the course of American Architecture for the next 50 years to follow. Today, Johnson’s own house, the famous “Glass House,” of 1949 is widely recognized as one of the canonical works of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Johnson’s career spanned more than a half century, culminating in 1978 AIA Gold Medal and was awarded the first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979. Philip Johnson was always at the fore-front of stylistic change, moving from Modernism, to “Serene Style” to Late-Modern, on to Post -Modern, to Deconstructionist and beyond. The backdrop of Diary Of An Eccentric Architect is Johnson’s own property in New Canaan, Connecticut, which is a kind of architectural laboratory where Johnson is his own best client, and has become a living museum of the history of Modern Architecture of the second half of the Twentieth Century.

    There will be an Introduction of film by photographer Robin Hill, who will then lead a free private tour at the Coral Gables Museum through his exhibition “The Glass House: A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature” (about Philip Johnson’s Glass House). Ticket holders will receive free museum admission and 10% off at Books & Books Café all day, except wine. Ticket prices to this event are $11.50 and under and can be purchased via www.movietickets.com and in person at the box office during regular screening hours.

    The Gables Cinema will present Philip Johnson: Diary of An Eccentric Architect at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 22, in partnership with Coral Gables Museum. The film “looks into the mind” of one of the most significant, influential and controversial architects of the Twentieth Century. In 1930, Johnson had founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and was instrumental in its seminal 1933 exhibit, The International Style, that set the course of American Architecture for the next 50 years to follow. Today, Johnson’s own house, the famous “Glass House,” of 1949 is widely recognized as one of the canonical works of Mid-Century Modern Architecture. Johnson’s career spanned more than a half century, culminating in 1978 AIA Gold Medal and was awarded the first Pritzker Architecture Prize in 1979. Philip Johnson was always at the fore-front of stylistic change, moving from Modernism, to “Serene Style” to Late-Modern, on to Post -Modern, to Deconstructionist and beyond. The backdrop of Diary Of An Eccentric Architect is Johnson’s own property in New Canaan, Connecticut, which is a kind of architectural laboratory where Johnson is his own best client, and has become a living museum of the history of Modern Architecture of the second half of the Twentieth Century.

    There will be an Introduction of film by photographer Robin Hill, who will then lead a free private tour at the Coral Gables Museum through his exhibition “The Glass House: A Chapel in a Cathedral of Nature” (about Philip Johnson’s Glass House). Ticket holders will receive free museum admission and 10% off at Books & Books Café all day, except wine. Ticket prices to this event are $11.50 and under and can be purchased via www.movietickets.com and in person at the box office during regular screening hours.