Taliesin UNESCO Plaque Celebration

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Taliesin UNESCO Plaque Celebration

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I have posted photos from yesterday's event to: www.wrightinracine.com

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I admire the intentions behind plaques, and acknowledge the need to use recognition as a preservation tactic, but I dislike plaques intensely. No work of architecture is improved by the sight of a plaque anywhere on it.

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Bravo, Rod Grant! Right on target.

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Roderick, look at the photos. The plaques are not on or near the building itself. They may not be useful to you, but not everyone who visits Taliesin is as steeped in its history as you and the next commenter.
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Belvedere

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Whether a plaque is on a wall or a stick in the garden, it's the same: egregious. Just a slab of bronze with a notation on it. That information, which doesn't address anything about the subject itself, is easily posted in a hand-out. Remember what Marshall McLuhan said. TV or plaques, it's the same.

I do not dismiss the importance of UNESCO's support, just the way it, and all sorts of other eleemosynary organizations, let their good works be known. It is self-aggrandizing.

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Thanks, SDR.Corrected. I was thinking of the Plymouth Belvidere, I guess!
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Thanks, Mark. I learned something too: apparently, only the city in Illinois is spelled with an "i":

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plymouth_Belvedere

And then there was the movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christine ... 20onscreen.

Thanks for bringing us the news about the UNESCO citation and ceremony. Wrightians are glowing this year, around the world . . .?

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Wow, I blew the car too. I worked in Beloit, Wisconsin for four years in the mid-1970s. We covered the Chrysler assembly plant in Belvidere. That explains it. But they were not building the Belvedere! The Wright world is glowing...except for those who are grumpy about plaques?
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I am also grumpy about those who cannot stand to have their own opinions challenged.

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Fair enough, Roderick!
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Ahem: Read your own words, Roderick ?

:D

We're all on the same page, here, I think---and I'm so pleased to have a seat at the table. "God bless us, every one . . ."

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Those aren't my words. I think Charles Dickens wrote them.

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