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The Philip Johnson Glass House


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Maureen Cassidy-Geiger is an internationally recognized curator, scholar, and educator with special expertise in European decorative arts, patterns of collecting and display, gardens, photography, and the history of architecture. Formerly on the staff of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Frick Collection, and Parsons School of Design, she has worked as a consultant for the RISD Museum, the Clark Art Institute, the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, and the Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm. Cassidy-Geiger was the curator, co-author, and editor of the prize-winning exhibition and catalogue Fragile Diplomacy: Meissen Porcelain
for European Courts, ca. 1710-63 (Yale University Press, 2007). She is also a freelance contributor to Departures, Elle Decor, The Magazine Antiques, and Bentley Magazine. Cassidy-Geiger was a Visiting Scholar at the American Academy in Rome in 2012 and a Getty Museum Scholar in 2013. She has been studying the landscape of Philip Johnson's Glass House since 2010 and was featured in a 2011 article by Suzanne Gannon on the Glass House setting, "Natural Artistry" published in New Canaan/Darien/Greenwich magazine.


Located in New Canaan, the Philip Johnson Glass House is one of the world's best and most recognizable modernist structures. Its evolution is one for the history books.

Philip Johnson's Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut might be one of modernism's best-loved structures, but few actually know the full story of how the complex landscape and building designs of this iconic complex came to be. Maureen Cassidy-Geiger's new tome, The Philip Johnson Glass House: Architect in the Garden, charts the evolution of the house's 47-acre grounds in captivating detail. . . the multitude of design ideas on display at the Glass House is awe-inducing. And now, thanks to Cassidy-Geiger's comprehensive book, we can all come away from it with a greater understanding of a master at work.

What an elegant book Maureen Cassidy-Geiger has written and Skira Rizzoli Publications has produced . . . The experience of reading this book was deeply satisfying . . . it has always been my intention to visit the Glass House; Cassidy-Geiger's book spurred me to finally experience it in person.

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