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Modern Richmond Week - Varina Library Film

  • Varina Area Library 1875 New Market Road Richmond, VA, 23231 United States (map)
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As a follow up to Monday’s tour of Philip Johnson’s WRVA Building, Modern Richmond will be hosting a movie on Philip Johnson.

Our film, which is open to the public, is “Philip Johnson, Diary of an Eccentric Architect”.

One of the most creative and influential architects of the century, Philip Johnson has always been at the forefront of stylistic change. This video is a look into the mind of a significant architect and what he calls his "diary" - the house he designed and lives in.

His famous "Glass House" in New Canaan, Connecticut, has no walls - so that the landscape, in effect, becomes the wallpaper. By contrast, the guest house on the property has no windows, yet is still light and luxurious.

This video follows Johnson at work, and the importance of the creative process is clearly presented.

Shot at the time when Johnson was contemplating a building with no straight lines, "Philip Johnson: Diary of an Eccentric Architect" concentrates on this endeavor, as buildings and nature continue to interact outside his home in New Canaan.

Reception 6:30-7:00pm

Movie 7:00-8:00pm

Q&A Discussion 8:00-8:30pm

No tickets required to attend. 

Earlier Event: September 19
Modern Richmond Week - VCU/ICA Panel
Later Event: September 21
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