Milestones Feb. 7, 2005

DIED. PHILIP JOHNSON, 98; in New Canaan, Conn. One of the nation's best-known architects and architectural tastemakers, he was also one of the great American enthusiasts. As co-organizer of the pivotal 1932 International Style exhibition at New York City's Museum of Modern Art, he introduced the U.S. to the European glass-and-steel modernism that would dominate its skylines after World War II. As an architect he produced some fine work in the modernist vein, like his own Glass House. But modernism's refusal of historical reference made him restless. In 1984, with his Chippendale-topped AT&T building in Manhattan, he proclaimed himself postmodern. He...

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