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Mark Hertzberg



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Wright / New York Times Reply with quote

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/travel/touring-wright-buildings-in-wisconsin.html?ref=travel
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pharding



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monona Center is not a good choice if one wants to see fine architecture.
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Mark Hertzberg



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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RonMcCrea



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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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