American architect. Architectural drawings, study models,
photographs, brochures, and miscellaneous papers, the bulk of which relate to
the Franklin Square building, Washington, D.C., a project by John Burgee
Associates with Philip Johnson. The collection also includes models and
brochures for other projects by the firm, and papers relating to the Peter
Lewis guesthouse, a project by the office of Philip Johnson.
Born in 1906, Philip Johnson was one of the most prominent and
outspoken architects of the post-World War II era. During his long career from
the 1930s until his death in 2005, Johnson has been a major participant in the
architectural debate of his time and has contributed to all major architectural
movements during those years.