Architects’ interviews collection
Scope and Content Note
The collection is composed of taped interviews made by George M. Goodwin with architects Gunnar Birkerts (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, December 16, 1993); Helmut Jahn (Chicago, December 21, 1993); Philip Johnson (New York City, July 27. 1992); and Cesar Pelli (New Haven, Connecticut, February 4, 1992). The interviews summarize the life and career of each individual, with comments on their buildings and their approaches to design. Johnson's interview is almost entirely devoted to his opinions of Frank Lloyd Wright's work.
- Goodwin, George M. (Person)
Language of Materials
Restrictions on Access
Available for use in the Manuscripts Division reading room. Advance notice is requested.
Restrictions on Use
There are no restrictions on the use of materials in this collection. Copies can be requested if the condition of the originals warrants it.
Collection includes interviews by George M. Goodwin of four architects: Gunnar Birkerts, Helmut Jahn, Philip Johnson, and Cesar Pelli, who express their opinions on significant examples and influences on 20th century architecture.
Additional Finding Aid
An unpublished finding aid with detailed contents is available in the Manuscripts Division.
- Architecture -- 20th Century Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Birkerts, Gunnar
- Goodwin, George M.
- Jahn, Helmut, 1940-
- Johnson, Philip, 1906-
- Pelli, Cesar
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