National Building Museum

Portraits in Design: Philip Johnson

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Johnson.jpgA singular taste-maker, Philip Johnson influenced art, architecture, and design during the second half of the 20th century. However, Johnson consistently dealt with the concept of appropriation (the act of borrowing motifs, details, or ideas from other designers) and used it as a design strategy from the beginning of his career. In Philip Johnson and His Mischief: Appropriation in Art and Architecture (2014, Images Publishing Dist Ac), architect and author Christian Bjone looks at the concept of appropriation and how Johnson's style was influenced first by his mentor, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, and then by post-modern ideas and artists. Following the talk, Bjone signs copies of his book, which is available for purchase in the Museum Shop ($26.96 Member; $29.95 Non-member).

1.5 LU (AIA)

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Pre-registration required. Walk-in registration based on availability.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Registration is for event planning purposes only and does not guarantee a seat. Online registration for Museum programs closes at midnight the day before the scheduled program.

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Portrait of Philip Johnson by William Coupon. Photo courtesy Christian Bjone.

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

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