Pedro Guerrero at the Glass House

Photographer Pedro Guerrero visited Philip Johnson’s Glass House with his family. While there, he was interviewed for the Philip Johnson Glass House Oral History Project.

In the interview, Guerrero recalled his first visit to the home — in the company of Frank Lloyd Wright — a visit he said was so full of drama, that he didn’t have a chance to enjoy the architecture. According the Guerrero, of Johnson, Wright said: “Philip Johnson is a genius and I hate him for it”.

Pedro Guerrero was a photographer for Wright, taking many of the iconic photographs of the architect (you can view a gallery of his photos of Wright here and the famous “Hands” series here). After working with Wright, Guerrero worked with sculpture Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson.

A large number of Guerrero’s images are on display at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin in a permanent exhibit, “The Wright Picture”. His book, Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey is excellent, includes many details of his work with Frank Lloyd Wright and features nearly all of his most famous photographs.