Modernism on the East Coast – Philip Johnson and the Harvard Five

In the 1940s, a group of five architects from Harvard, inspired by the ideas of Bauhaus, settled in New Canaan, CT, where they advanced modernist residential architecture.  New Canaan is mainly associated with the iconic Glass House (1949) by Philip Glass.  The house ushered the International Style into residential American architecture. It is iconic because of its innovative use of materials and its seamless integration into the landscape. Philip Johnson, who lived in the Glass House from 1949 until his death in 2005, conceived of it as half a composition, completed by the Brick House. Both buildings were designed in 1945-48.

The Glass House has commissioned three different snowglobes of the house from CoolSnowGlobes – including a limited edition Kusama globe with red dots falling.

The  Glass House Shop (and webstore) is the exclusive venue for purchasing the custom globe.  To see other custom projects go to:  Custom Gallery