February 25, 2005

Washington Post: Johnson in Germany

TIME'S VERDICT ON PHILIP JOHNSON

New York

I appreciate the comments made in Anne Applebaum's, "'Remembering' Philip Johnson." As the co-author of two books on Johnson, I have some understanding of his political activities in the 1930s, which were a source of embarrassment and regret for the architect. I agree with Ms. Applebaum that we should not give a pass to Fascist sympathizers. However, I would suggest that we can't ignore the accomplishments of such people, when merited, albeit tempered by knowledge of their full history.

February 15, 2005

Five Decades for the Fontainebleau




FACELIFT AT FIFTY
The Fontainebleau Reinvents Itself

Miami

The history of the Fontainebleau is not unlike the history of Miami Beach itself. Built during an exuberant heyday, the property has seen its fortunes soar, eventually decline and once again rise -- substantially, given the ever escalating property values on the island. Today, the Fontainebleau is for many the centerpiece of Miami's collection of modern structures, now known fondly as MiMo.