Books by Hilary Lewis  
  Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words

The early interviews between Johnson and Lewis formed the basis of Lewis's first book, Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words. Co-authored with John O'Connor and published by Rizzoli International Publications, the book is an illustrated large format volume. The text is an oral history of Johnson's experience in architecture. In it, Johnson gives the backstory on such notable projects as the Glass House, The Museum of Modern Art, and the AT&T building. The volume contains over 50,000 words of pure Johnson, which Houston Chronicle architecture critic Ann Holmes praised as, "fascinating dialogue, like a prized evening in a rare salon...." She adds, "The intellectual thrust and parry, together with gorgeous photographs of Johnson's buildings, make the book sparkle."

The book received positive reviews in a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Economist and the Times Literary Supplement. Paul Goldberger, then architecture critic of The New York Times, stated that Philip Johnson: The Architect in His Own Words, "captures the elusive Mr. Johnson best…because, in the end, Mr. Johnson is a performer, and in the Lewis and O'Connor book we see him perform. He is a glorious talker…we just watch the butterfly soar."

Media exposure included PBS's Charlie Rose Show and Roger Ailes's former talk show. The book was honored with the AIA International Book Award in 1995.

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The Architecture of Philip Johnson

In 2002 Bulfinch Press/Time Warner Book Group released Lewis's, The Architecture of Philip Johnson, a handsome 330-page monograph, which was featured in Business Week, Town and Country, House and Garden and Publisher's Weekly. Diane Sawyer of ABC’s Good Morning America selected the volume as one of her top holiday picks of 2002. Co-authored with photographer Richard Payne and architect Stephen Fox, Lewis provided the lead essay for the book. The Architecture of Philip Johnson is the first large-format book to present the full Johnson portfolio from the early houses of the 1940s through Johnson's extended career of the following six decades.

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THINK New York: A Ground Zero Diary

The book reveals the full scope of the ideas and designs produced by one team of finalists in the master-planning competition at New York's Ground Zero. With over 500 illustrations and contributions from the participants in THINK (Shigeru Ban, Fred Schwartz, Ken Smith and Rafael Viñoly), the volume is the definitive source on the much-lauded World Cultural Center design as well as the many alternatives developed by THINK. The book showcases the challenges of producing a master plan as opposed to providing pure architectural solutions and probes the difficulties of urban planning in the U.S. Published by The Images Publishing Group.

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