Departure: New Canaan

I’m East Coast bound for the funeral of Philip Johnson, one of the world’s oldest enfant terribles until his death, Tuesday, at the age of 98.



Johnson was an architect, and inspiration for the Captain Marvel villain Dr. Sivana.



He invented the transparent garden shed, an ingenious design which allows one to see from across the lawn what tools are available, without having to walk over and go in the shed.



He hoped to revolutionize the entire shed industry and make a fortune, but it failed to catch on, and Johnson was reduced to living in the glass shed with his homosexualist lover. He took revenge upon the world for this rejection by tricking a number of builders into constructing his ugly designs for tall buildings.

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