The mission of the Philip Johnson Glass House is to focus on being a center point for modern preservation and also to inspire new ideas and talent in architecture, design, and art. In this spirit, the Glass House has launched a partnership with Moleskine(R), the signature tool for creative minds, to produce a custom sketchbook for the Glass House
This Glass House Moleskine sketchbook is inspired by the site’s unique power of place, its role as a source of inspiration, and the desire for visitors to pause, look closely, and document their observations as part of their site experience. The sketchbook features 29 sketches by architects, designers, and artists inspired by the site, quotes by Philip Johnson, and blank pages for notes or sketching. The sketchbook will be a featured product of the 2008 Glass House Shop as well as launch an online interactive component, inviting students and the public to share their own sketches. All proceeds from this sketchbook will support Glass House initiatives.
Sketchbook Participants include:
Yves Béhar, Michael Bell, Deborah Berke, James Biber, Mattia Bonetti, Constantin Boym, Seymour Chwast, Stephen Doyle, Steven Ehrlich, Rafael Esquer, Alexander Gorlin, Stephen Holl, Christopher Huan, Rainer Judd, Maira Kalman, Chip Kidd, LOT-EK | Giuseppe Lignano and Ada Tolla, Mark McInturff, Richard Meier, Toshiko Mori, Michael Morris, Fred Noyes, Gaetano Pesce, Ron Radziner, Jens Risom, Yoshiko Sato, Denyse Schmidt, Alison Spear, Joseph Tanney