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October 9, 2010

Windows without Walls

Filed under: Trips — mboesl @ 11:27 pm

So the story goes like this:

Jonathan, my suite mate, had bid on tickets to a private tour of Phillip Johnson’s Glass House property at a silent auction. Much to his parents’ chagrin, he won it, as well as several more items. So a couple of us Yalies made the trek over to New Canaan early this morning to embark on a private tour of the property.

Phillip Johnson was probably the most influential American Architect of the 20th century. A Harvard grad who had studied the classics, he pioneered the architectural expression of modernism in works such as the Seagram Building in New York, the JFK Memorial in Dallas, PPG Place in Pittsburg and the Chrystal Cathedral in Orange County.

His home in New Canaan, CT (In 2005 ranked the wealthiest county in the United States by median family income) has only recently been open to the public. Here are some pictures that poorly capture the sublimity of the place this eccentric and incredibly influential man built, lived and died.

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October 5, 2010

Brief

Filed under: Trips — mboesl @ 2:45 pm

I’m going to New York City this afternoon. I’ve never been, and am very excited. The Spizzwinks(?) are singing at a dinner put on by the Yale School of Management in one of the New York Stock Exchange buildings. To the big city… after English.

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