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A potpourri of Wright photos

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:28 pm
by Mark Hertzberg
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Re: A potpourri of Wright photos

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:03 am
by Roderick Grant
This helps to explain why people who live in FLW-designed houses constantly find new things about the structure, its changes hour by hour as the sun moves and the weather changes. When I met Sam Freeman, he had been living in his house for about 50 years, and still he found new things to delight him every day. One might find something along the same lines in a Schindler, but anyone else?

Re: A potpourri of Wright photos

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:51 am
by SDR
My experience is that the more content---thought, effort, art and craft---a maker puts into a work, the more there is to be found in it. There is only so much you can get out of a solid white cube of textureless material---for instance. It is almost like ladling a quart pan with water: how long can that take ? How about filling a barrel with that ladle; that takes a lot more time and effort---and would yield a lot more water for the thirsty recipient ?

We have read here, in the last 24 hours, that the world will not see another Schindler, and that (Wright and) Schindler alone put enough into their work to provide an occupant with unlimited years of pleasure. Need either of these things be literally true ? No, we won't have Schindler, or Wright, cloned---nor would we want to. But thoughtful and inspired designers are at this moment making good work, though we may not be fortunate enough to see it, for a number of reasons. And even given adequate exposure, it may be some time before such work will be appreciated for what it is. Witness how long it took for both Wright and Schindler to receive their due . . .

In the meantime, we have them both, and others, to enjoy and be inspired by. Long may they live . . . in our minds.