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

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Johnson (Philip) papers
Series II. New Canaan estate files, 1945-1995 3.5 Linear Feet 7 boxes
This series, like Series I, is comprised of photographs, slides, negatives, correspondence, and other documents - all of which vary in size and format. Whereas the projects in Series I spanned the globe, the projects in Series II are all located on Johnson's property in New Canaan, Connecticut: Johnson's Glass House, Gate, Guest House, Ghost House, Jet (i.e., fountain), Kirstein Tower, Painting Gallery, Pavilion, Pool, Sculpture Gallery, Study, and Visitors Center, as well as projects that were never constructed. The files are organized into three sections: Photographs of drawings of the Glass House (boxes 12-13), Photographs of the Glass House (boxes 14-15), and Other structures (boxes 16-18). The first section is arranged chronologically, the second is arranged alphabetically by photographer (at least for exterior shots), and the third is arranged alphabetically by structure.
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12 Photographs of drawings of the Glass House [1]
12 1 Photographs of Estate plans, n.d.
19 site plans, 5 negatives
12 2 Photographs of Early drawings, n.d.
10 plans, 4 elevations, 7 negatives
12 3-5 Photographs of Central Court plans, Dec. 1945-1946
53 plans, 13 elevations, 25 negatives
12 6-7 Photographs of Circle versions, 1947
18 plans, 9 elevations, 10 negatives
12 8 Photographs of Arcuated versions, 1947
20 elevations / sketches, 8 negatives
12 9-10 Photographs of Mies Mountain Home versions, 1947
19 plans, 18 elevations, 14 negatives
12 11 Photographs of Pavilion versions, June 1947
4 plans, 8 elevations, 2 renderings, 6 negatives
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13 Photographs of drawings of the Glass House [2]
13 1 Photographs of Blockeare version, 1947
10 plans, 3 negatives
13 2 Photographs: Toward final version, Oct - Nov 1947
6 plans, 16 elevations
13 3 Photographs: Final version - plans, Nov. 1947
15 plans, 4 negatives
13 4 Photographs: Final version - sections and elevations, 1948
17 sections / elevations, 17 negatives
13 5-6 Photographs: Final version - details, 1947
1 view, 41 details, 2 negatives
13 7 Photographs of Furniture, July 1952
5 views, 5 drawings, 2 negatives
13 8 Model (no date)
16 photographs, 3 negatives
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14-15 Photographs of the Glass House [1]
Only some of the photographs have credit information. Many are by unidentified photographers.
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14 1-2 Living room, 1949
58 photographs, 9 negatives. One photograph in folder 2 by Andre Kertesz.
14 3 Interior, 1949
24 photographs, 4 negatives. Includes 1 photograph by Andre Kertesz.
14 4-6 Exterior - assorted and unidentified photographers, n.d.
21 photographs, 18 negatives.
14 7 Exterior - Alexander Georges, 1949-1965
41 photographs, 15 negatives
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15 1-3 Exterior - Norman McGrath, photographer 1986, 1994
134 photographs, 109 negatives
15 4 Exterior - Richard Payne, photographer 1981
46 photographs, 20 negatives
15 5 Exterior - Ezra Stoller, photographer 1949
14 photographs, 1 negative
15 6 Exterior - miscellaneous photographers, 1949-1950, 1986
11 photographs: 1 by Nicholas Bossard, 1 by Futagawa photos, 2 by Gene Heil, 2 by Gunvor Jorgsholm, 2 by Arnold Newman, 2 by Julius Shulman, 1 by George Holton dated 1953.
Letter and attachment from Richard Bryant, May 1986
15 7 Exterior - slides, n.d.
111 slides by various photographers
15 8 Exterior - cards, n.d.
6 cards featuring a photograph of the Glass House
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16 Photographs of other structures: Dining Pavilion - Red House
16 1 Photographs of Dining Pavilion, (never constructed) 1951
4 plans, 2 elevations, 1 section, 2 renderings, 8 negatives
16 2 Photographs of Gate, n.d.
3 views, 4 architectural drawings, 1 sketch, 3 negatives
16 3-4 Photographs of Guest House, 1953
15 views, 5 plans, 2 elevations, 6 sections, 11 negatives
16 5 Ghost House, , 1985 1995
4 photographs
Letter from Terence Riley regarding the Museum of Modern Art exhibition "Light Construction," April 1995 (1 item)
16 6 Jet - i.e., the fountain by the Pavilion, n.d.
12 photographs, 3 strips of negatives
16 7 Kirstein Tower, 1985-1986
18 photographs, b/w and color (8 of a model), 7 negatives. 8 photographs labeled: photographer Norman McGrath, 1986. Some of the others are perhaps by him as well.
16 8 Orientation Pavilion, (never constructed) 1996
12 photographs: 5 of a model, 2 of plans, 5 of renderings, 1 negative
(see also Box 11, item 3)
16 9-10 Painting Gallery, 1969
32 photographs including 5 of plans, 12 negatives, 15 slides, 2 circuit diagrams
(see also Box 11, item 7)
16 11-12 Pavilion (at the pond), 1962
30 photographs: 21 views, 6 plans, 1 elevation, 2 details; 21 slides, 7 negatives
(see also Box 11, item 7)
16 13 Pool, n.d.
3 photographs: 2 views, 1 plan, 1 negative
16 14 Red House, 1977
10 photographs: 5 of a model, 5 plans, 5 large negatives, 2 strips of negatives. Never constructed.
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17 Other structures: Sculpture Gallery - Visitors Center
17 1 Sculpture Gallery, 1968
3 photographs: 2 plans, 1 elevation, 2 negatives. Never constructed.
17 2-3 Sculpture Gallery, 1970
69 photographs: 56 views, 5 plans, 2 elevations, 6 renderings; 28 negatives
(see also Box 11, item 7)
17 4 Studio, 1951
6 photographs: 4 plans, 1 elevation, 1 sketch, 4 negatives. Never constructed.
17 5 Studio, 1955
8 photographs: 3 plans, 4 elevations, 1 section. Never constructed.
17 6-7 Study, 1979
88 photographs: (80 by Richard Payne) 4 of plans, 4 of elevations, 62 negatives
17 8 Visitors Center, 1994
8 color copies of photographs, 5 photographs of plans, 3 photographs of elevations, 3 photographs of renderings
Related documents: certificate of occupancy, miscellaneous correspondence regarding construction (4 items)
17 9-10 Slides, undated
207 slides of various structures on the New Canaan estate
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18 Other structures: Visitors Center
18 1 16 photographs by Norman McGrath, 1995
18 2 121 photographs, 70 slides by Michael Moran, 1995


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