Video: "Wright vs. Mies"

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Video: "Wright vs. Mies"

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Wright vs Mies - (35:18)


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Re: Video: "Wright vs. Mies"

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I agree with the assessment of Silsbee's influence on FLW, but would truncate that influence early on in FLW's career. Silsbee's work, in spite of seeming to be as disorderly as the picturesque Victorian buildings of his contemporaries, was very orderly, an aspect which did not escape FLW's eye. He learned that and followed it throughout his career. In all other aspects, FLW left JLS behind. What FLW brought to the Charnley House was JLS's order. The HLS influence was limited to the decorative elements, which may or may not have been executed by HLS himself. On the whole, FLW's referring to himself as "the pencil in the Master's hand" was an egregious exaggeration.

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