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Philip Johnson: 101 California Street, San Francisco


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Philip Johnson

[American Architect, 1906-2005]

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Philip Johnson Alan Ritchie Architects, New York City

Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteMuseum of Modern Art, New York City
Includes biographical information about the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online

Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK
5 works by or related to the artist

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Smithsonian American Art Museum National Art Inventories
List of works nationwide from two sources: the Inventory of American Paintings Executed before 1914 and the Inventory of American Sculpture (only a few percent of listings have an accompanying image)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Mary Ann Sullivan's Digital Imaging Project
Many projects documented

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           Flickr: "Philip Johnson"   
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Bing Images: "Philip Johnson"   
Miscellaneous Sites:
Academy of Achievement
Inspirational-educational site with an interview with the architect and a photo gallery


Great Buildings Online
Johnson/Burgee partnership

Great Buildings Online
Philip Johnson

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture Inventory

Biography, from the American Masters TV series

The Pritzker Architecture Prize
Profile of the architect, winner of the 1979 Pritzker Prize

Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Philip Johnson  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Dictionary of Art Historians  
Biographical entry with emphasis on the subject's contribution to the art historical research

The Charlie Rose Interview Show (PBS)
5 shows interviewing and discussing Philip Johnson

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
Look Inside Books:Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.            
Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
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Philip Johnson: Life and Work

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The International Style

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The Architecture of Philip Johnson

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Philip Johnson & Texas

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The Houses of Philip Johnson

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Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words

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Philip Johnson Recent Work: Recent Work


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