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Philip Johnson papers, 1908-2002 (bulk 1925-1998)

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Johnson (Philip) papers
Series VII. Writings by Johnson, 1931-2001 1.75 Linear Feet 4 boxes
This series is comprised of printed materials written by Johnson: clippings, speech and interview transcriptions, and unpublished manuscripts. Arranged chronologically, Series VII contains a wide variety of texts, from architectural criticisms to political opinion pieces, from book introductions to memorial tributes. Folders containing materials from 1931 to 1982 are labeled according to an alpha-numeric system (e.g., 1931-G, 1982-A) referenced in the bibliography contained in the first folder of box 36.
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36 Manuscripts and printed materials, 1931-1975
36 1 Bibliography of Johnson's writing prepared by David Whitney and David White
Correspondence with the Museum of Modern Art regarding a bibliography (1 item)
Index of published articles since 1977
7 pages of miscellaneous notes
36 2 Oct 1931
Clipping from House Beautiful entitled "Two Houses in the International Style"
36 3 1939
Clippings from Social Justice: Father Coughlin's Weekly and The Toledo News-Bee (6 items)
36 4 1941
Manuscript of an article on military requirements for housing "with an addendum on the housing stumbling block by Philip Johnson"
36 5 April 1942
Issue of Harvard Advocate, which includes Johnson's article "Architecture at Harvard, Revival and Modern"
36 6 Sept 1944
Photocopy of an article from Art News entitled "War Memorials / What Aesthetic price Glory?"
36 7 Sept 1950
Clipping from Architectural Review entitled "House at New Canaan, Connecticut" (2 copies)
36 8 April 1953
Transcript of a lecture delivered at the Symposium on Art and Morals, Smith College
36 9 1954
Transcript of a lecture delivered at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2 copies)
36 10 1955
Manuscript entitled "The Town and the Automobile"
36 11 1956
Multiple drafts of the monograph "Mies van der Rohe"
36 12 Oct 1957
Manuscript entitled "Washington Architecture: The Bust in the Boom"
36 13 Feb 1959
Transcript of a lecture entitled "Whither Away - Non-Miesian Directions" delivered at Yale
36 14 Spring 1959
Review of the book Greek Architecture by A. W. Lawrence
36 15 June 1959
Transcript of a lecture delivered to the American Association of Museums, Pittsburgh, PA (3 copies)
36 16 Jan 1960
Manuscript of an article from Museum News entitled "Letter to the Museum Director"
Related documents: 2 architectural drawings
36 17 Jan 1960
Transcript of a lecture entitled "9 Actual Theater Designs" delivered in Berlin (2 copies)
Related document: clipping from Musical America
36 18 March 1961
Transcript of a lecture entitled "Karl Friedrich Schinkel in the Twentieth Century" delivered in Berlin
Related document: booklet with lecture translated into German
36 19 Feb 1962
Review of the book Katsura by Walter Gropius and Kenzo Tange
36 20 June 1963
Manuscript of an article for Show entitled "Full Scale, False Scale"
36 21 1965
Manuscript of an article from Perspecta 9/10 entitled "Whence & Whither: The Processional Element in Architecture"
36 22 1966
Photocopy of an article from Image 4 entitled ". . .A Grain of Salt"
36 23 Feb 1967
Paper entitled "Why We Want Our Cities Ugly" delivered at the Smithsonian Institution Annual Symposium
Related document: photocopy of an article from Lotus 5, 1968
36 24 Dec 1972
Transcript of a lecture entitled "Monuments for the Masses" delivered to the Chicago Chapter of the AIA
Correspondence with John A. Holabird, Jr. and Carter H. Manny, Jr. regarding the lecture (7 items)
36 25 March 1973
Manuscript entitled "The Design of the Bobst Library and the State of Art Today"
36 26 Dec 1974
Commemorative tribute printed in the Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Letters entitled "Louis I. Kahn, 1901-1974"
36 27 Sept 1975
Transcript of a lecture made before the Atlantic City Convention of Bricklayers, Masons, & Plasterers International Union
36 28 Sept 1975
Transcript of a lecture delivered at Columbia University (2 copies)
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37 Manuscripts, 1976-1981
37 1 April 1976
Draft and final manuscript of a tribute to I. M. Pei
37 2 1976
Unpublished manuscript entitled "The Shape of the Office Building"
37 3 June 1976
Manuscript entitled "Bard Awards Remarks" (2 copies)
37 4 April 1976
Introduction to Charles Gwathmey and Robert Seigel: Residential Works, 1966-1977 (4 copies)
37 5 Fall 1977
Clipping from Oppositions entitled "Reflections: On Style and the International Style; On Post-Modernism; On Architecture"
37 6 1977
Unpublished manuscript on Hardy, Holzman, Pfeiffer
37 7-8 Nov 1977
Correspondence with Helen M. Franc regarding the book Philip Johnson Writings (2 items)
Introduction written by Peter Eisenman (2 copies)
Draft and 4 final copies of Johnson's postscript
37 9 April 1978
Transcript of Johnson's acceptance speech for the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Medal, Charlottesville, VA
37 10 May 1978
Transcript of Johnson's acceptance speech for the Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects, Dallas, TX
37 11 June 1978
Clipping from U.S. News & World Report entitled "Philip Johnson: Fantastic Architectural Change in the U.S."
37 12 Nov , 1978 1980
Transcript of a lecture commemorating Sir Edwin Lutyens delivered at the British Embassy, Washington, DC
Related document: photocopy of an article from Design, Jan - March 1980
37 13 Dec 1978
Clipping from Architectural Digest entitled "Architecture's Changing Sensibility"
37 14 1979
Museum of Modern Art exhibition catalogue entitled "Buildings for Best Products" for which Johnson wrote the forword
37 15 June 1979
Transcript of Johnson's acceptance speech for the Pritzker Prize delivered at Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
37 16 Dec 1979
Clipping from Baumeister entitled "Johnson über seine Architektur-Ideen"
37 17 Dec 1979
Clipping from Connaissance des Arts detailing an interview by Philip Jodidio
37 18 Jan 1980
Paragraph entitled "On the Design of AT&T"
37 19 Jan 1980
Manuscript entitled "On the Design of the PPG Industries Headquarters" (2 copies)
37 20 1980
Leaflet published by the Katonah Gallery entitled "Mott B. Schmidt: An Architectural Portrait" for which Johnson wrote an appreciation
37 21 May 1980
Transcript of a speech delivered at the annual meeting of The Business Committee for the the Arts, Japan House, New York, NY
37 22 May 1980
Paragraph entitled "Garden Grove Community Church"
37 23 Feb 1981
Smith College Museum of Art exhibition catalogue entitled "Speaking a New Classicism: American Architecture Now" for which Johnson wrote a statement
Letter to Helen Searing regarding the catalogue (1 item)
37 24 Spring 1981
Introduction to Collection of architectural designs by Karl Friedrich Schinkel (2 copies)
37 25 May 1981
Paragraph honoring James Stirling on receiving the Pritzker Prize
37 26 Sept 1980
Transcript of an interview by Mark Mack and Andrew Batey
37 27 Oct 1981
Transcript of a lecture delivered at the Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Memorial Tribute
Related document: memorial published by the Museum of Modern Art honoring Alfred H. Barr, Jr.
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38 Manuscripts, 1982-1992
38 1 Feb 1982
Issue of Skyline in which Johnson is interviewed by Peter Eisenman
38 2-4 Oct 1982
Transcript of an interview by Peter Eisenman
38 5 April 1982
Transcript of an interview by Henry Geldzahler
38 6 July 1982
Statement for an Architectural History Foundation Inc. Festschrift on Henry-Russell Hitchcock
38 7 1982
Manuscript of an article for the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design catalogue entitled "CITIES"
Letter to Lisa Taylor regarding the article (1 item)
38 8 April 1982
Tribute to Wallace Harrison delivered at a meeting of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (2 copies)
38 9 Feb 1984
Transcript of an address to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
38 10 June 1987
Transcript of a speech delivered at a convention of the American Institute of Architects, Orlando, FL
38 11 May 1989
Review of the book Gordon Bunshaft of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill by Carol Herselle Krinsky, which appeared in Architectural Record
38 12 1989
Issue 59 of Architectural Design for which Johnson wrote an introduction
38 13 Sept 1990
Transcript of an interview by Robert Schuller
38 14 1991
Foreword for the book Arquitectonica
38 15 1991
Afterword for a book on Eric Moss
38 16 1991
Afterword for a book by Peter Noever
38 17 March 1992
Forword for the exhibition catalogue "The International Style: Exhibition 15 and the Museum of Modern Art"
38 18 March - April 1992
Issue of Columbia University Architecture Dept. publication "Newsline" in which Johnson is interviewed
38 19 May 1992
Transcript of an interview by George Kunihiro
38 20 Aug 1992
Manuscript entitled "The Architect's Apologia"
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39 Manuscripts and printed materials, 1993-1995
39 1 Feb 1993
Introduction to Philip Johnson: The Glass House (3 copies)
39 2 Summer 1993
Clipping from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design newsletter in which Johnson participates in a panel discussion
39 3-4 June 1993
Transcript of a lecture entitled "Berlin's Last Chance - Schinkel, Messel, Mies van der Rohe - Now What?" delivered in Berlin (8 copies in English, 3 copies in German)
39 5 1994
Transcript of an interview by Maria Bottero for Architecture and the Endless House
39 6 Feb 1994
Transcript of a lecture entitled "The Tyranny of Beauty" delivered in Vienna (6 copies)
Correspondence with Peter Noever and his staff at the MAK (Museum für Angewandte Kunst) regarding the lecture (18 items)
39 7 May 1994
Introduction to a new edition of The International Style (2 copies)
Correspondence with Madeleine McIntosh and Gerald Howard of W. W. Norton & Company (10 items)
Related documents: sample layout, proposed jacket design, tax forms
39 8 Sept 1994
Tribute to Dr. Hermann Henselmann on his 90th birthday (2 copies)
39 9-10 Feb 1995
Transcript of a lecture entitled "Philip Johnson Berlin Talk" (20 copies in English, 8 copies in German, 6 rough drafts)
Misc. correspondence regarding the lecture (6 items)
39 11 April 1995
Transcript of Johnson's interview for the Museum of Modern Art's Oral History Project (2 copies)
39 12 May 1995
Transcript (in German) of an interview by Jorg Krichbaum and Jan Buechting (4 copies) and a card
39 13 July 1995
Manuscript entitled "Four Seasons TV Remarks"
39 14 Comments on Saarinen's TWA Terminal, 2001 Aug 14
Delivered at the Municipal Art Society and Landmarks Preservation Commission, New York, 2001 Aug 14. 3 pp. Copyright Johnson and Hilary Johnson.
39 14 Response to World Trade Center Site, 2001 Nov
Prepared for Vanity Fair. Copyright Johnson and Hilary Johnson. Includes 2 letters: one each to and from Vanity Fair.
39 14 Statement prepared for opening of Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas, 2001 Oct 19
2pp. Includes 2 faxes and 1 letter. Johnson submitted the statement but was not able to attend the opening.


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