Philip Johnson

1906 - 2005

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Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect who designed modern and postmodern architecture. Among his best-known designs are his modernist Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut; the postmodern 550 Madison Avenue in New York City, designed for AT&T; 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago; the Sculpture Garden of New York City's Museum of Modern Art; and the Pre-Columbian Pavilion at Dumbarton Oaks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Johnson has received more than 1,337,756 page views. His biography is available in 57 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 56 in 2019). Philip Johnson is the 112th most popular architect (down from 60th in 2019), the 1,308th most popular biography from United States (down from 702nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Architect.

Philip Johnson is most famous for his work on the Glass House, which he designed in 1949 and is now a National Historic Landmark.

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Among architects, Philip Johnson ranks 112 out of 518Before him are Aino Aalto, Auguste Perret, Ricardo Bofill, Lúcio Costa, Albert Speer, and Hans Hollein. After him are Francesco di Giorgio Martini, Baldassare Longhena, Eileen Gray, Theophil Hansen, Hemiunu, and Carl Gotthard Langhans.

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Among people born in 1906, Philip Johnson ranks 60Before him are Bugsy Siegel, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Max Delbrück, Ernst Chain, James Hadley Chase, and André Weil. After him are Hans Aumeier, Ettore Majorana, Fredric Brown, Anthony Mann, Nelson Goodman, and Chandra Shekhar Azad. Among people deceased in 2005, Philip Johnson ranks 42Before him are Maria Schell, Mary Jackson, Brother Roger, Birgit Nilsson, John Fowles, and George Dantzig. After him are Rosemary Kennedy, Ephraim Kishon, Wim Duisenberg, Emmanuelle Arsan, Ibrahim Ferrer, and Consuelo Velázquez.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 1,308 out of 20,380Before him are Steven Chu (1948), Chyna (1969), William Randolph Hearst (1863), Chris Columbus (1958), Owen Wilson (1968), and Dionne Warwick (1940). After him are Joseph Kosuth (1945), Wallace Carothers (1896), Norman Mailer (1923), Angela Bassett (1958), Kathleen Turner (1954), and Thomas Burke (1875).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 7Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Louis Sullivan (1856), Richard Meier (1934), Buckminster Fuller (1895), Robert Venturi (1925), and Minoru Yamasaki (1912). After him are Peter Eisenman (1932), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), Charles Eames (1907), Adrian Smith (1944), Nicholas Negroponte (1943), and Cedric Gibbons (1893).