Newsflash

February 19, 1958
From the Forum Network's lecture titled "Frank Lloyd Wright - Creative Mind: The Architect as Creator"
http://forum-network.org/lecture/crea...

"New York is the biggest mouth in the world. It appears to be prime example of the herd instinct, leading the universal urban conspiracy to beguile man from his birthright (the good ground), to hang him by his eyebrows from skyhooks above hard pavement, to crucify him, sell him, or be sold by him."

"Out of Americas rugged individualism captained by rugged captains of our rugged industrial enterprises we have gradually evolved a crude, vain power: plutocratic capitalism. Not true capitalism. I believe this is entirely foreign to our own original idea of democracy."

"I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it."

"America needs no help to Broadacre City. It will haphazard build itself. Why not plan it?"

"Inevitably, there will develop a new form of community life, but just what it will be except as Broadacre City tentatively outlines it as free to grow, who can say? Not I. Who is going to say how humanity will eventually be modified by all these spiritual changes and physical advantages, sound and vision coming through solid walls to men, each aware of anything in or of the world he lives in without lifting a finger, making it unnecessary to go anywhere unless it is a pleasure to go. The whole psyche of humanity is changing and what that change will ultimately bring as future community I will not prophecy. It is already greatly changed."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1WMmMzxHkM

 

 

 
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Refinishing a Frank Lloyd Wright house - 1st Coat Sikkens Cetol 1
It took us months to decide what to do with the parts of the home that needed refinishing. Should we use the latex like paint that the house was painted with in the 90s? The original Monsanto product was taken off the market as carcinogenic. As much as it would be easy to just paint the house in as close a match to the existing as possible, Janet and I longed to have the wood grain come out as we had seen on many of the other Frank Lloyd Wright homes we visited. After determining that the Sikkens polyurethane finish should last as long if not longer than latex, we decide to take the plunge. The fact that the preparation is three times as long and the painting three times as long didn't play in the decision! We're doing this for fun, I keep telling myself. And so far it has been. This is the first coal of Sikkens, Cetol 1. Today I'll take off work for 1/2 a day and put on the second.
 
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