Layout: Interview with Philip Johnson by Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist
Editor: Thomas Bayrle Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Koln, 2004
Philip Johnson (born 1906) was director of architecture at the New York Museum of Modern Art during the 1930s. In “Layout”, he converses with colleagues and curators Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist about art, artists, and architects. Subjects include his legendary exhibit International Style (1932) at MOMA, the work of Schwitters, Mondrian, Finsterlin, Warhol, Duchamp and his admiration for Mies van der Rohe.
From this interview material, the artist Thomas Bayrle has created an extraordinary book, taking as its design basis, the layout of the New York Times and fleshing it out with text. In English and German text.