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parasites: provincialism on the prairie

To Frank Lloyd Wright, out of the Renaissance had come “debased” styles of rococo and baroque, natural extensions of its intrinsic sensuality and extravagance.” He was stunned by the sensualism, and despite his own private life and his own sensually … Continue reading

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no indulging in frenchite pastry for the puritan

Frank Lloyd Wright saw the galleries and museums of Chicago as prison houses of gesture and anecdote, all cast in forms of photographic artificiality. He told one audience,” nature is never right for a picture, that is, not ready made.” … Continue reading

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