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New York, USA

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Philip Johnson

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Richard T. Foster Change this

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Richard T. Foster was a modernist architect who worked in the New York area, and also around Greenwich, Connecticut, often in partnership with Philip Johnson, including The Glass House located in New Canaan, Connecticut.

Richard T. Foster was educated at the Pratt Institute. He was Mr. Johnson's prize student in the late 1940's, wrote Franz Schulze in ''Philip Johnson: Life and Work'' (Alfred A. Knopf, 1994) and was hired by Mr. Johnson after graduating from Pratt Institute in 1950.

Foster was involved in the design of Johnson's Glass House located in New Canaan CT. He remained with Johnson until 1962 and was coaxed back from private practice to collaborate in the 1970's on numerous buildings at New York University. Their 1964 World's Fair pavilion -- the Tent of Tomorrow and three mushroom-like towers, below -- stands as a Modernist ruin at Flushing Meadows in the Bronx.


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