Architecture / interior design - Philip Johnson. Glass barn, remodel, Tremaine property, Madison, CT, (1951-55).

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12 October 2019 | Updated 26 February 2020

Philip Johnson
Glass barn, Tremaine property, remodel and extension, (1951-55)
Madison, Connecticut


"Even before designing the pool, sculpture garden and entrance hall for [the Tremaines’] Connecticut home, in 1951 Johnson had come up with an ingenious idea for converting the 18th-century barn that was on the property into a usable guest house by simply keeping the wooden roof, end walls and beams and replacing the two long side walls with glass curtains." (1984 Tremaine Collection catalogue, p. 21, see below).

To learn more about Philip Johnson’s design for the glass barn, Tremaine property, Madison, CT since 1955, click the link(s) to articles with documentation listed below.

Emily Hall Tremaine Papers at the Smithsonian, reproduction permissions section: Shortlisted guide to artworks

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ADC staff - 19 Mar 20

Emily Hall Tremaine Papers at the Smithsonian, reproduction permissions section: Shortlisted guide to artworks To assist researchers, below is a quick scan through the documentation that specifies which artworks are mentioned in each folder. As a reminder, this documentation provides leads,...

Emily Hall Tremaine - Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present)

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ADC staff - 14 Jan 20

Emily Hall Tremaine - Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present) With her extensive communications experience from the 1930s, Emily Hall Tremaine marshalled those skills for the benefit of the artworks and designs that she worked with, 1945-87. This...

The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984)

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ADC staff - 26 Aug 19

The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters exhibition catalogue (list of photos of artworks and designs) (1984) The following is a photo index of the catalogue accompanying the exhibition at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (26 February - 29 April 1984). The following photos of artworks...

Philip Johnson lecture on Chick Austin and Burton & Emily Hall Tremaine - Wadsworth Atheneum (1984)

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Tracy Atkinson , Philip Johnson - 25 Feb 84

Philip Johnson lecture on Chick Austin and Burton & Emily Hall Tremaine - Wadsworth Atheneum (1984) In the following lecture given at the unveiling of the exhibition The Tremaine Collection - 20th century masters: The spirit of modernism (1984), Philip Johnson talks about the Tremaine’s...