Collection by Jaime Gillin

A New View on the Glass House

Like
Comment
Share

We've all seen images of the Glass House, the iconic architectural landmark that Philip Johnson built in New Canaan, Connecticut in 1949. Breaking from the traditional view on the property, photographer James Welling spent three years photographing the Glass House, using digital cameras set on a tripod and holding a variety of filters in front of the lens to a chieve a colorful, almost psychedelic effect. As Welling described it in an interview with Artforum, the use of filters enabled his project to become "a laboratory for ideas about transparency, reflectivity and color." Here's a peek at some images from the new book, due out from Damiani on April 30th. All images courtesy of David Zwirner, New York.

Don't miss a word of Dwell! Download our FREE app from iTunes, friend us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter!

James Welling, "6063," 2008.
James Welling, "0775," 2006.
James Welling, "7484," 2008.
James Welling, "0158," 2006.
James Welling, "5253," 2008.
James Welling, "5881," 2008.
James Welling, "0745," 2006.
James Welling, "0467," 2009.
Everybody loves feedback. Be the first to add a comment.
The author will be notified whenever new comments are added.

Get a Daily Dose of Design

Sign up for the Dwell Daily Newsletter and never miss our new features, photos, home tours, stories, and more.