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Alex Jordan by Doug       Moe
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Recommended for: everyone inspired by driven people

I've been known to call the House on the Rock the "8th wonder of the world" & while that's a somewhat overblown compliment I still mean it anyway! Go there, pay the high admission, spend alotof money inside. The place deserves it.

When I originally wrote this review I forgot that I'd read 2 bios of Jordan so I accidentally thought this was the UNAUTHORIZED one, wch it isn't, it's the AUTHORIZED ONE. SO, I've rewritten that review w/ that in mind. The unauthorized bio is, as one wd expect, not as flattering to Jordan as this one is but, no matter. Both are worth reading. All in all, I recommend going to the HOTR & then reading this bk AND the unathorized one for its remarkable history.

A part of the tale is that the place was created by Jordan partially to get back at Frank Lloyd Wright for insulting Jordan's father's abilities as an architect. &, I have to say, if you're in Spring Green, go to the HOTR if you've only got time for one architectural trip & SKIP Wright.
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January 19, 2008 – Shelved
January 27, 2008 – Shelved as: architecture
January 27, 2008 – Shelved as: biography

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