Yale salon @ Johnson’s Glass House

Photo by Todd Heisler, New York Times

“VINCENT SCULLY: I visited [Philip Johnson’s Glass House] first when the house was under construction, in 1948. And when it was first built it was wide open. Yale students were there every weekend. It was sort of a running seminar. There was always a conversation about architecture. You’d go in and get a martini. It was a real salon — something we don’t have much of in America.

“MS. SMITHERS Nobody could get in there except Yale students. They had to be very young and very cute. They just called up Mr. Johnson. But few people in town could get in….” Read these and other memories of Johnson’s house in: Behind the Glass Wall Christopher Mason, New York Times, 6/7/07 Posted by: Tanya


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