People, Jun. 5, 1978

"Why is it that people require more ornament, not less?" asks Philip Johnson, who was once a prime exponent of the "less is more" school of architecture. Now he sees the beginning of a new era and, at 71, apparently means to enter it full tilt. His recent design for the AT&T headquarters in Manhattan has been dubbed "the world's first Chippendale skyscraper." But criticism of the project didn't stop the American Institute of Architects from honoring Johnson by presenting him with its prestigious Gold Medal last week. Some past recipients: Le Corbusier...

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