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Posted by  JWmHarmon on February 04, 2003 at 12:56:19:

In Reply to:  Re: young and modern to old and respected posted by Kevin Matthews on February 04, 2003 at 10:31:10:

Check out a chronology of Frank Lloyd Wright's career.

It is possible that you are jumping to conclusions that are simply not true.

One thing that you will find in the architectural press is that many of the buildings selected for publication are those that tend to be benchmarks in the history of architecture. The majority of work by most architects is of a useful, though not necessarily widely reported, nature. Good architecture is found all around us. Good architecture is not always published in glossy magazines.

I look for good architecture in all the cities and small towns where I travel. There is much to be admired, though it is not necessarily famous. Much of that work is created by a conscientious architect on the local level and not widely known. Much of that work is created throughout the lifetime of the architect, not just at the beginning or end of his/her career.

What gets reported in the archtectural press is the novel works of the young or the radical or the adventuresome, and the mature works of the "masters." What is often not reported is the substantial works of the majority of architects, famous and not-so-famous.

Open your eyes; look around you, and you will see.

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