Article: Art exhibit in the Turkel House - Detroit, MI

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SDR
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Re: Article: Art exhibit in the Turkel House - Detroit, MI

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Doesn't the Turkel house living room look great !

The term "mass customization" in connection with Wright's houses---or any other topic---is new to me. Comments ?

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Re: Article: Art exhibit in the Turkel House - Detroit, MI

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It does look great. The checkerboard plywood squares, a motif which Wright employed in his final years is used to great effect here. And unlike most Usonians, this is one which can comfortably accommodate large scale contemporary art. The pieces exhibited are top notch.

I’ve never heard the term “mass customization” before either, but it does fit Wright’s unique vision of prefabrication and DIY.

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