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DavidC



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:14 pm    Post subject: Article: "Frank Lloyd Wright is not God" Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright is not God


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jay



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me re-write this article for the author.....


Frank Lloyd Wright is not God
by Chantal Panozzo

I love Switzerland very, very much. I shouldn't have moved away.
Also, I bought a Frank Lloyd Wright house without realizing people would drive by and take exterior photos of it. I mean, who does that in Oak Park?
Now, who likes Swiss cheese? I do!
The End.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perfect ! You can write my book reports next semester. Or, maybe you have a future at TV Guide™ doing program synopses ?

Is it telling that the name of the Wright house is omitted ? Or did I miss it . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I was looking for, SDR. I suppose figuring out which house with octagonal dining room was on the market recently, but other than the Henderson House, which has a half-octagonal dining room, and still is listed, I cannot think of any. I wonder if we're talking Frank Lloyd Wright inspired?
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The story rings a bell; we may have been exposed to another news piece about the same owner, a year or more ago. Similar story -- what I remember
is the woman bemoaning her own sensitivity to surfaces, damages, fragility, and Wright history. If so, the Swiss component seems new . . .

She (or the writer) is either oblivious to the interest some readers might have about the house, or is purposely quashing further invasion ?

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DRN



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yankee go home!......to Switzerland.
My heart goes out to someone financially able to buy a recently restored historic house and who is so unhappy in her gilded age cage. Cue the violins for this American tragedy.

BTW, I doubt the much lamented soapstone is original in such an early house being sold for a price in the high six figures. Chantal should slice (or cut) her cheese with reckless abandon!

The house’s leaded window is visible in a previous article:
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/parenting/wp/2017/05/11/how-i-learned-to-live-in-a-national-treasure-with-a-toddler/
The window appears to be that of the Emmond house in La Grange.
https://prairiestainedglassworkshop.com/history-robert-g-emmond-house/


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peterm



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://chantalpanozzo.com

The recent sale of the house:

https://chicago.curbed.com/2014/10/28/10030526/frank-lloyd-wrights-robert-emmond-house-sells-for-800k
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So -- the writer and her husband bought the house in 2014 -- or sold it ?

I wonder if she would have been happier in the Prairie house they considered -- closer to town, one assumes ? Something tells me the answer would still be "No."

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peterm



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m fairly certain that they bought it in 2014.
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pharding



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have owned our 1901 Davenport House by FLW since 2004. It is a great experience every day. Most FLW Hmeowners are quite happy with their Houses. Those houses are quite amazing and wonderful to live in.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Certainly. On the other hand . . .

De gustibus non est disputandum, (or) de gustibus non disputandum est. She thought she would like the house; she was wrong, apparently. No environment
will please everyone. If that were the case, all houses would perhaps look alike. Would they look like Wright's work ? It would be a pleasure to live in that
alternate universe -- for us, anyway !

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Of the pre-Hickox designs, Emmond is one of the best. I certainly wouldn't grouse about having to live in it. But writers have to write, or they don't get paid. Gushing about art isn't interesting. Criticizing great works that have been praised draws more attention. It reminds me of a critic writing about a Peggy Lee concert. He bemoaned the unavoidable fact that her concerts were invariably superb, giving him no opportunity to complain.
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