Starred Reviews for The Man in the Glass House

Some good news as the November 6 release date of The Man in the Glass House approaches: The book has hit the rare trifecta of starred reviews in all three publishing industry trade publications, namely Booklist, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly. The good parts:

Booklist: “Lamster’s mesmerizing, authoritative, and often-astonishing study grapples with Johnson’s legacy in all its ambiguity….[a] masterful achievement.”

Kirkus: “Offering a fresh look at his subject’s less-than-savory aspects, Lamster portrays a diffident genius for whom being boring was the greatest crime.”

PW: “Lamster outlines the complicated and contradictory life of architect Philip Johnson in this engrossing, exhaustively researched account of a brilliant opportunist who introduced modernism to America….This is an entertaining and in-depth look at one of architecture’s most complex and influential characters.”