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Date published: 2005/01/27

The BBC says:

One of the best-known architects in the United States, Philip Johnson, has died at the age of 98.

Johnson designed in a range of styles during his long career, but was best-known for his use of glass.

His buildings include a glass cube in the woods of Connecticut - which became his own home - and a greenhouse-style cathedral in Los Angeles.

Johnson was also the architect of the Seagram building in New York, where he organised pioneering exhibitions.

Like most well-known architects, Johnson was a good self-promoter. Like all architects, he will mostly be remembered because of his buildings. (Just as well in Johnson's case since apparently he had a thing for Hitler in the 1930s.) His iconic Glass House compound in Connecticut is now supposed to be opened to the public for visits.

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