Double Vision

For Dominique and Jean de Menil, the celebrated art collectors, developing a taste for the modern has been a life-long journey. After moving to Houston in the 40s, it was clear to them that their house would reflect their vision of pure modernism. Philip Johnson designed that dream house, a long, low, brick structure that was different than anything seen in Houston before. William Middleton worked for nearly 15 years on a new and fascinating biography of the de Menils, and has elaborated on the de Menil’s home and on developing that iconic taste in Spring Dialogues.

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