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by DamiensGreve
Mon Oct 31, 2011 5:41 pm
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Topic: Legoland Florida features two FLW buildings in miniature
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Oh, McNally

It's quaint to see your earnestness in thinking that people on this board would not take the opportunity to insult anything that violates their strict rules of what is acceptable in the Wright-universe. Just remember: any outside entity is evil (including this one, which hosts the chat page for free...
by DamiensGreve
Fri Dec 03, 2010 2:08 pm
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Topic: FLW Foundation out of control
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Views: 44363

Interesting. The first person who told me about the FLW Foundation and Second Life was someone from the Foundation, as the relationship was first being set up. This person was very positive about the whole idea. So it makes me think that something happened in the relationship, and we don't really un...
by DamiensGreve
Tue Apr 28, 2009 1:24 pm
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Topic: Endangered Places
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Views: 7633

It's saddening, but then again gives them exposure. From the people I've talked to, the people at Unity Temple (both those in the congregation & those in the restoration foundation) have been working for years trying to deal with the issues caused by an experimental, flat, 100+ year old concrete roo...
by DamiensGreve
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:31 pm
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Topic: Tony Smith-FLW Aprentice & Sculptor
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It has always seemed to me that those who stayed for a relatively short period of time and were anxious to leave and make their mark on the world were the more successful of the "fellows." That's the common agreement from the people I've talked to (although Lautner is the exception, what with 6 yea...
by DamiensGreve
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:48 pm
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Topic: New FLW Novel
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Views: 6184

thoughts on Loving Frank

I'm holding my judgment, since this is the first novel by the author. I'll probably read it. I tried reading The Architect but did not find it riveting. Hopefully it will be written well enough to prevent my FLLW-inspired wrath over the facts. who knows.
by DamiensGreve
Sun Jun 10, 2007 3:42 pm
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Topic: Fallingwater Rising
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Views: 18310

Who would play FLLW

Bob Moser ? Ed Tafel ? Eric Lloyd Wright ? No offense to Bob, but I thought he died. Edgar? 95 years old (although he's quite spry). Eric LLW? We can't ask Eric to do that. He's too devoted to his father & grandfather. Cloris Leachman is a great choice for Olgivanna. Oh, if we could get her & Gene ...
by DamiensGreve
Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:17 pm
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Topic: "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 64
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facts vs. conclusions

So far I have not found any history that is not accurate, but some of that fact has been used to infer things about Frank Lloyd Wright that are baseless, and some coincidental facts have been cobbled together to surmise a possible scenario for which there is no proof. That's been my problem with so...
by DamiensGreve
Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:12 am
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Topic: "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright
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So....

I'm almost finished. Has anybody else read it? The info about Olgivanna in the "Institute for the Harmonious Development of Man" was really interesting. And Wijdeveld's influence on the Fellowship charter was really exciting--very important within the whole canon. And then there were the letters bet...
by DamiensGreve
Wed Aug 23, 2006 11:25 am
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Topic: Critics say church expansion plans undermine Wright's.......
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Views: 4430

I'd heard things were in the works for the Unitarian Meeting house, but not Unity Temple. Sounds like they're trying to do something more sensitive for Unity--have the addition separated from the main building (thank Frank!) so that it doesn't detract. Having been in that building several times, I d...
by DamiensGreve
Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:51 pm
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Topic: Wright, Taliesin and *.
Replies: 6
Views: 8210

knew it was a woman
ah, knew it was a man, I mean. [I really should have previewed that reply, sorry.]
by DamiensGreve
Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:49 pm
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Topic: Wright, Taliesin and *.
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Views: 8210

Seeing the young man, who was quite convincing in his costume, Wright turned to the quartette and said: "A waltz, please." Then he approached the Spanish dancer, bowed, held out his hand and said: "May I have this dance?" And they danced around the living room at Taliesin. I can only say: that's pr...
by DamiensGreve
Fri Apr 07, 2006 10:26 am
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Topic: "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 64
Views: 60398

I think it's important that those who were here when FLW was alive have been able to tell their stories before they are all gone. It doesn't change the architecture but it does begin to dismantle the myth, and that's a freeing thing. As for "making [the apprentices] do manual labor on her husband's ...
by DamiensGreve
Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:50 pm
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Topic: I believe it is a fair to criticize a critic.
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Views: 10935

Prof. Storrer's attitude has been mulled over before, and will again. On the good side, I suppose, he has "character". Well, and he's written the definitive book on FLW's executed work. I find his screeds an interesting reflection on what must be going on in the man's psyche. He has a Ph.D for goodn...
by DamiensGreve
Tue Mar 28, 2006 4:57 pm
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Topic: Shining brow vs. Reality (need help w/Edwin Cheney history)
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Edwin Cheney

I am doing research on Edwin Cheney after his move to St. Louis. I had never known he moved to St. Louis; in fact, I've never been able to find any information about his life after the 1914 fire at Taliesin. Where are he, Martha and John buried? And is he related at all to the current Vice Presiden...
by DamiensGreve
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:24 am
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Topic: Edgar Tafel interview
Replies: 8
Views: 8334

One thing for me about Tafel, from what I've observed from reading his books and seeing him speak, is that he has taken advantage of the myths as much as anyone. That doesn't mean he isn't telling the truth, but I approach what he writes and says with a healthy skepticism. I would just like to put t...