CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 2005 |
Philip Johnson, who reigned for much of the 20th century as architecture's leading taste maker and designed some of America's most recognizable buildings, including the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, has died. He was 98. Johnson died Tuesday night at the Glass House, his masterpiece of unadulterated International Style Modernism in New Canaan, Conn., said Terence Riley, chief curator for architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The cause of death was not announced.
October 9, 2004 |
At 98, groundbreaking architect Philip Johnson announced this week that he is retiring from his architectural practice, Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects. During Johnson's six-decade career, he designed the AT&T Building (now the Sony Plaza Building) and Seagram Building (with Mies van der Rohe), both in New York. Closer to home, the Pritzker Prize-winning architect and his firm designed the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove.
May 26, 2001
Nicolai Ouroussoff's love affair with the works of architect Frank Gehry is misplaced ("A Messiness in Creating Masterworks," May 18). Gehry's abandonment of function in the interest of sensational forms, best described as Tin Can Modern, owes more to the school of architecture that gave us the Brown Derby, Googies, the Tail of the Pup, the Chili Bowl and other now-gone architectural novelties than to the more substantial works of Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip...
October 27, 1999 |
Amother was charged in Long Prairie, Minn., with murdering one of her daughters and trying to kill the other by deliberately driving into a lake. Lisa Patchen, 28, was spotted wet and shivering on the shore of Lake Latimer in northern Minnesota on Sunday. Emergency crews found her daughters, Amber Johnson, 6, and Allysha Johnson, 7, floating unconscious about 300 yards from where the car was submerged in 5 1/2 feet of water. Amber was pronounced dead a short time later.
January 4, 1999 |
Now 92, Philip Johnson has reigned as the undisputed dean of American architecture for nearly three-quarters of a century.
August 31, 1997 |
A disgruntled armored car driver believed to have taken $22 million in the biggest heist in U.S. history was arrested Saturday when he crossed the border into Texas, using the name of a former roommate, the FBI said. No money was recovered and authorities do not know where it might be. Philip Noel Johnson, 33, was stopped by U.S. Customs agents and asked for his identification as he was crossing from Matamoros, Mexico, into Brownsville, at the southern tip of Texas.