Modernist Masterpieces

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The Glass House by architect Philip Johnson is opening for the first time in 50 years, beginning April 30, 2007. You arrive at the visitors' center in New Canaan, Conn., and a bus drives you to the site. (Tickets must be purchased in advance. Tours from $25 per person; buy online at philipjohnsonglasshouse.org.) (Photo: Eirik Johnson/courtesy Glass House)
Fallingwater by architect Frank Lloyd Wright was voted "the best all-time work of American architecture" by a poll of members of the American Institute of Architects. This house is near the Western Pennsylvania town of Mill Run. Tours from $16 per person. Purchase tickets online at paconserve.org/index-fw1.asp. (Photo: Robert Ruschak)
Villa Savoye by French architect Le Corbusier is a villa in Poissy, France, about 40 minutes outside of Paris. For information, visit this French tourism site and click on the magnifying glass icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the webpage. A drop-down menu will appear. Click on Villa Savoye from the list. Tickets from $8.50 per person. (Photo: Fondation Le Corbusier)
Maison La Roche by French architect Le Corbusier is in Paris and is actually a pair of semi-detached houses. Today it is home to the Foundation Le Corbusier, which offers information on the architect. Tickets from $4 per person. Learn more at fondationlecorbusier.asso.fr/fondationlc_us.htm. (Photo: Fondation Le Corbusier)
Schindler House by Viennese architect Rudolph M. Schindler is in West Hollywood, Calif., yet is operated by a branch of the Viennese modern art museum, MAK. Tickets from $7 per person. Learn more at makcenter.org/MAK_Schindler_House.php. (Photo: Gerald Zugman)
Gropius House by German architect Walter Gropius, leader of the Bauhaus design movement, is in Lincoln, Mass., which is about 21 miles outside of Boston. It is one of 36 historical sites operated by Historic New England. Admission is $10 per person. Learn more at historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/gropius.htm. (Photo: Courtesy of Historic New England)
Paul Rudolph House by architect Paul Rudolph is located in New York City at 246 East 58th Street. It holds an open house on the first Friday of every month. Admission is $20 per person. The tour lasts about 30 minutes. Book via phone 212/371-0336 or by email paulrudolphfdtn@gmail.com. (Photo: Courtesy of the Paul Rudolph Foundation)
Rietveld Schröderhuis by Dutch architect Gerrit Rietveld, a leader of the Neo-plastic style, is in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Tickets from $21 per person, and reservations strongly recommended. Learn more by clicking here. (Photo: © 2007 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / Beeldrecht, Amsterdam)
Farnsworth House by German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was built with continuous glass walls in 1951 in Plano, Ill., which is about an hour's drive from Chicago. Admission is $20 per person. Learn more at www.farnsworthhouse.org. (Photo: Jon Miller, Hedrich Blessing)

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