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There is a piece about Taliesin, Monona Terrace, and SC Johnson in today's New York Times Travel section. It is regrettably full of errors (and condescending tone).

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http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/tr ... ref=travel
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Monona Center is not a good choice if one wants to see fine architecture.
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Below is an assertion that really stuck in my throat.
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Perhaps the insistent horizontality of Wright’s work was rooted in a desire to overcome the indignity of his early academic struggles — one “reads� his buildings from left to right, as opposed to up and down."
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Post by Roderick Grant »

Monona should be credited to Tony Putnam, for better or worse. I think Tony did the best he could considering the history of the FLW design and the late-90s requirements of the clients. It's a handsome building, but it isn't FLW.

The "Gray Lady" ain't what it used to be.

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I mentioned Puttnam in my long note to the Times last night.

This story represents neither the writers nor the copy editors well.

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Post by RonMcCrea »

Too bad she couldn't have included the Milwaukee System-Built houses and the Wyoming Valley School, maybe varied it a bit with the Louis Sullivan Bradley House in Madison and the bank in Columbus.

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