Book Talk: Mark Lamster-The Man in the Glass House

august, 2019

21aug6:00 pm8:00 pmBook Talk: Mark Lamster-The Man in the Glass House


Event Details

Join us for a special talk and book signing with Mark Lamster, the author of the critically-acclaimed The Man in the Glass House.

When Philip Johnson died in 2005 at the age of 98, he was still one of the most recognizable–and influential–figures on the American cultural landscape. The first recipient of the Pritzker Prize and MoMA’s founding architectural curator, Johnson made his mark as one of America’s leading architects with his famous Glass House in New Caanan, CT, and his controversial AT&T Building in NYC, among many others in nearly every city in the country–but his most natural role was as a consummate power broker and shaper of public opinion.

Award-winning architectural critic and biographer Mark Lamster’s The Man in the Glass House lifts the veil on Johnson’s controversial and endlessly contradictory life to tell the story of a charming yet deeply flawed man. A rollercoaster tale of the perils of wealth, privilege, and ambition, this book probes the dynamics of American culture that made him so powerful, and tells the story of the built environment in modern America.

Mark Lamster is the architecture critic of The Dallas Morning News and a professor in the architecture school at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2017, he was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

We’ll gather at 6:00 p.m. for refreshments and Mark’s talk will begin at 6:30 p.m. After the talk and discussion, Mark will be available to sign copies of the book. It will be available for sale that night for $35.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by e-mailing Please include Lamster Event in the subject line.


(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



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