Our Very Own Albert Speer

The architect Philip Johnson had some good qualities. He was also talentless, a fascist, and a liar.

The man Donald Trump once called “Philip Johnson, the Legend” was the most important American architect of the twentieth century. If there was some doubt before, there shouldn’t be after Mark Lamster’s new biography of him. That’s not the same as the most talented, most interesting, or anything so prosaic — but for decades, hardly anything […]

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