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by jrdet10
Tue Dec 12, 2006 5:19 pm
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Topic: Brangelina at Bear Run
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

star bright, star Wright

Hey, Mr. Pitt, you could show your devotion by building the house Mr. Wright designed for Arthur Miller and that woman he was married to!
by jrdet10
Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:16 pm
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Topic: Brangelina at Bear Run
Replies: 10
Views: 8170

Brangelina/Frankivanna

Yeah, well, Brangelina weren't shown around Samara by Dr. Christian four hours after they were supposed to be there, like he did for me and my wife. So there.
by jrdet10
Sun Sep 24, 2006 3:56 pm
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Topic: Suggestions to improve Wright Chat
Replies: 7
Views: 5517

Wright Back Chat Ya

Peter's comments are noted here but Mobius is more on point. It's become so discouraging to look at this board and see the disgusting proliferation of spam that would appear to be eminently avoidable if those in charge would adopt Mobius' suggestions.
by jrdet10
Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:52 pm
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Topic: Dwell Mag Inadvertently Declares FLW the Icon of Moderism!
Replies: 17
Views: 15955

Okay, guys, you can stop now. Please.

If you need something to shock you out of this Mac vs. Apple trance, let's debate this instead: Everything Philip Johnson ever said about Wright was correct and well-deserved.



p.s. as for Mac vs. Apple, I'm an IBM Selectric man myself.












by jrdet10
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:59 pm
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Topic: Wright homeowner forum
Replies: 2
Views: 3500

from a virtual tourist

Wow! Thanks! Hey, you other Wright homeowners ... fire up those digital cameras and let's see what you got!
by jrdet10
Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:46 pm
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Topic: 2ND BEST AMERICAN ARCHITECT
Replies: 27
Views: 22793

No.2?

Albert Kahn, more for his industrial work, but I'd hire him to design me a house, too
by jrdet10
Sat Jul 08, 2006 7:58 pm
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Topic: ...architects as "high-class whores"
Replies: 12
Views: 9419

Except that whores by and large give the client what they're paying for. They don't play metaphysical jokes on everybody by, say, putting a Chippendale pediment on top of a skyscraper.
by jrdet10
Thu Jul 06, 2006 11:12 am
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Topic: Wright's Little Gem
Replies: 4
Views: 5155

Smith House

Just a reminder that tours of the Smith residence will be offered during the Conservancy's September conference here in Detroit ("No, We Haven't Torn Everything Down Yet"), Michigan. Hope to see you!
by jrdet10
Thu Jun 15, 2006 9:05 pm
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Topic: Wausau Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 4172

all those lakes ...

[Wrong lake. Jones is on Delevan. Geneva is the site of the lost Lake Geneva Inn. If it is truly Delevan, that would be a tour worth crossing the country for.] Thanks for the catch, as responsible reporters say to me when I make a correction to their copy. I was thinking of the 2001 W-in-W doings k...
by jrdet10
Wed Jun 14, 2006 8:29 pm
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Topic: Wausau Tour
Replies: 4
Views: 4172

Wausau Tour

Wright in Wisconsin's 2006 tour, Prairie in the Pinery, was worthwhile if not quite jaw-dropping. Featured were FLW's Manson and Duey Wright houses, two others by Maher and some modern Prairie interpretations in Wausau, an impossibly tidy little burg. A bonus was the open house held Sunday in Two Ri...
by jrdet10
Fri May 26, 2006 12:30 am
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Topic: Wright Movie
Replies: 43
Views: 31690

the Masses

Before we started our tour of the Dana-Thomas House the docent was giving her spiel and explained how FLW's intent "was to bring the outdoors indoors." A blue-haired lady, who might have made a wrong turn at the Lincoln Residence, remarked to her companion, "That don't make no sense." This has becom...
by jrdet10
Wed May 24, 2006 6:11 pm
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Topic: MetroShip?! FLW houseboat!?
Replies: 5
Views: 5138

Uh, since FLW's houses were notorious for leaking, I think I'll pass on a houseboat ...
by jrdet10
Mon May 22, 2006 10:50 am
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Topic: Harold Turner
Replies: 20
Views: 26194

couldn't agree with you more,

Mobius. this photo makes the house look like a $589,900 double-wide.
by jrdet10
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:35 pm
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Topic: I believe it is a fair to criticize a critic.
Replies: 10
Views: 10900

I'm a Friend of Bill S.

you may say i'm a dreamer

but i'm not the only one

i hope some day you'll join us

and the world will be Usonian.



sorry.
by jrdet10
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:25 pm
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Topic: "The Fellowship: The Untold Story of Frank Lloyd Wright
Replies: 64
Views: 60261

OHlgivanna! Oh don't you cry for me! ...

If I had read the Gill biography before the Secrest biography, I would probably have abandoned interest in FLW. The question I asked after reading Gill, and the question I would expect to ask after reading the new book, is "So -freakin'- what?" That is to say, can anybody say whether or how Olgivann...