The Threat To The Next American Home

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The Year is 1953 and Elizabeth Gordon, editor for House Beautiful , wrote an article "The Threat to the Next America". In this article she attacked Mies Van De Roh and Modernism as a whole.

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According to Gordon, modernists were "bad in more ways than in their lack of beauty alone"  She went on to say " they are trying to sell the ideas that less is more" and " they are promoting unlivability, stripped-down emptiness, lack of storage space, and therefore lack of possessions"


Is Modernism still a threat to the American Home? I'm not sure but I personally am in the camp with less is good. I often ask people how many rooms do you need... and after they respond I say... you know you can only be in one room at a time.

I like Mies design and also like the Tiny House and Container House and hope they push Americans to go small. 

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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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I just read an article yesterday declaring that the "McMansion" is back, Jack Lewitz ... silently, I said "Oh no!"  Cities and government bodies are going to have to re-arrange their thinking before these tiny homes are seen in higher number in the Chicagoland area.  Where would they even allow them??  Time will tell if that happens ...

Interesting topic ...


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