Tickets to tour the Philip Johnson Glass House, built in 1949, in New Canaan, CT, are sold out for the remainder of 2008. September 1, tickets go on sale for the 2009 schedule. For all of us who may never score a ticket to see the Glass House, here is a Quicktime video of an interesting tour, directed by John Maeda, RISD's new President. The very beautiful video was shot over three, picture-perfect days. Maida shares his impressions and relates his thoughts about simplicity.
(Note: We downloaded the video as a Quicktime file, because the YouTube version did not do it justice. The downland takes a minute or so to complete.)