But here's someone who was: Mr. Glasses.
Recently I came across some of Mitch Magee's short films about an idealistic modern architect trying to make it in a post-modern world. Mr. Glasses, a character not so loosely based on the iconic Philip Johnson, references the ethic of pre-WWII utopian optimism.
Schools are "machines - machines for learning." And the way to a young woman's heart is by declaring to her that "my love for you is more rigorous than modern architecture."
Even a cameo by Philip Johnson's lipstic building. Rich.
These comedy shorts are a blast.
And if you want to experience an hour of the real Philip Johnson, check out this Charlie Rose interview:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CVtXg-_wRw&feature=related