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peterm



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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 4:54 pm    Post subject: Elizabeth Gordon and Frank Lloyd Wright Reply with quote

https://www.curbed.com/2017/5/10/15592658/elizabeth-gordon-house-beautiful-frank-lloyd-wright
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating. It may just be the pot, but I have to applaud her auto-dealer ploy as a win-win solution to a personal problem.

It appears that she left her Wisconsin job for New York just before the Fellowship was established. Where was she located in Wisconsin ? Would she have heard of Wright that early ?

The reactionary screed which opens the piece is explained further on by what preceded that outburst: Mr Wright being remarkably ungracious to his young postwar followers. If a leader doesn't have followers, is he or she really a leader -- one wants to ask. Whether or not "imitation is flattery" is beside the point, as I see it; it is illogical to decry the effects of one's influence on others while claiming that the nation needs better architecture and that one has the winning model.

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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we're into architecture as sociological phenomenon, here's something from today's paper about the mortgage interest deduction and its effect on housing access in America.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/09/magazine/how-homeownership-became-the-engine-of-american-inequality.html?emc=edit_nn_20170510&nl=morning-briefing&nlid=79113489&te=1&_r=0
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