The Glass House in Color: Coloring Midcentury Modern Architecture

Tickets ($12) via Modernism Week 2022. This event will take place at CAMP Theater, 285 N Palm Canyon Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262 at 9:00am PST.

Join Glass House Deputy Director Scott Drevnig & Coloring Book Illustrator, David Wallace Crotty for a fun discussion on the Glass House and how to translate a midcentury modern home into book form.

Experience the iconic Glass House, Philip Johnson’s modernist home in New Canaan, Connecticut, in a fun new way in The Glass House Coloring Book. Three dozen black-and-white illustrations capture the architectural highlights of Johnson’s visionary midcentury glass-and-steel pavilion, which ushered the International Style into residential American architecture. Each illustration is accompanied by the photograph that inspired it, along with caption information detailing its historical and aesthetic significance. Landscape and design elements include furniture by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, the chain link Ghost House, and the skylit Sculpture Gallery. This book has a foreword by Paul Goldberger and a cover by artist Vik Muniz. Fascinating to read and relaxing to color for all. It is 96 pages for all ages.

A book signing will immediately following this presentation.

Scott Drevnig joined the Glass House in 2012 and has served as its Deputy Director since 2015. As an employee of The National Trust for Historic Preservation, he works to fund-raise and preserve one of the world’s most celebrated works of Modernism. He holds three advanced degrees including a Masters in Business Administration from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

David Wallace Crotty was born in Cohasset, Massachusetts, and grew up in Freeport, Maine. David began drawing as a toddler, and when he was 6 years old won The Portland Maine Sunday Telegram Annual Christmas Art Contest. He attended NYU Tisch School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in Film and Television Production. David’s artwork and photographs have been shown in galleries in Los Angeles and New York.