Philip Johnson

1906 - 2005

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Philip Cortelyou Johnson (July 8, 1906 – January 25, 2005) was an American architect best known for his works of modern and postmodern architecture. Among his best known designs are his modernist Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, and postmodern 550 Madison Avenue in New York, designed for AT&T, and 190 South La Salle Street in Chicago. In 1930, Johnson joined the architecture department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Philip Johnson has received more than 990,852 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Philip Johnson is the 56th most popular architect (up from 62nd in 2019), the 624th most popular biography from United States (up from 649th in 2019) and the 5th 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 56 out of 424Before him are I. M. Pei, Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Giacomo della Porta, Richard Meier, Kenzō Tange, and Isidore of Miletus. After him are François Mansart, Richard Rogers, Álvaro Siza Vieira, Aldo Rossi, Robert Venturi, and Bruno Taut.

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Among people born in 1906, Philip Johnson ranks 44Before him are Oleg Antonov, Vladimir Prelog, Clyde Tombaugh, John Huston, Hans Bethe, and Dino Buzzati. After him are Klaus Mann, Hans Asperger, Empress Wanrong, Estée Lauder, Marcelo Caetano, and Ernst Chain. Among people deceased in 2005, Philip Johnson ranks 20Before him are Zhao Ziyang, Jack Kilby, Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, Kenzō Tange, and Hans Bethe. After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, James Callaghan, Ezer Weizman, Anne Bancroft, Ernst Mayr, and Zdzisław Beksiński.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 624 out of 15,968Before him are Robert McNamara (1916), Kary Mullis (1944), John Browning (1855), Robert Ludlum (1927), Victor Fleming (1889), and Joe Louis (1914). After him are Bill Cosby (1937), Diana Ross (1944), Paul Allen (1953), Charles Greeley Abbot (1872), Harold Urey (1893), and Melvin Calvin (1911).

Among ARCHITECTS In United States

Among architects born in United States, Philip Johnson ranks 5Before him are Frank Lloyd Wright (1867), Louis Sullivan (1856), Buckminster Fuller (1895), and Richard Meier (1934). After him are Robert Venturi (1925), Peter Eisenman (1932), Minoru Yamasaki (1912), Charles Eames (1907), Kevin A. Lynch (1918), William Le Baron Jenney (1832), and Cedric Gibbons (1893).