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Sep 7 / Daniel Herrle

Something isn’t Wright here…

Full article here:
http://observatory.designobserver.com/feature/unconventional-imagery/35818/

Interesting ‘representation’ of Wright-style architecture. Too bad Rom’s campaign is total crap. I’ve seen more elegance in a litterbox than we saw at the Tampa convention. I wonder how Wright would feel about this supposed appropriation of his style…

“But of course most Americans don’t know about Wright’s dubious political (or even urbanistic) ideas. And in any case they would be hard pressed to find any serious trace of Wright in the GOP set, which is comprised of overlapping screens with faux-laminate frames. The idea is that this is Wrightian because it suggests the master’s use of horizontal bands of wood. Perhaps that was the inspiration, but it is now so far from the source as to be irrelevant. More accurately, the multiple screens projecting propaganda images of a great leader is derived from Soviet Constructivism, but you can be absolutely positive that no one from the GOP will be making that connection this week.”