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Folly Buildings: Folly, Swallows Nest, Iulia Hasdeu Castle

Books LLC

Published July 6th 2011
ISBN : 9781157535829
Paperback
24 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Folly buildings in India, Folly buildings in Italy, Folly buildings in Russia, Folly buildings inMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 34. Chapters: Folly buildings in India, Folly buildings in Italy, Folly buildings in Russia, Folly buildings in Wales, Folly buildings in the Republic of Ireland, Folly buildings in the United Kingdom, Folly buildings in the United States, House on the Rock, Palace of Fine Arts, Winchester Mystery House, Big Duck, Bomarzo, Joslyn Castle, Swallows Nest, Belvedere Castle, Bishop Castle, Gwrych Castle, D sert de Retz, The Folly Tower, St Annes Park, Exedra, Larchill, Clytha Castle, The Coffee Pot, Pagoda, Broken Angel House, Shell Service Station, Casino at Marino, Folly Fellowship, Bancroft Tower, Teapot Dome Service Station, Conollys Folly, Airplane Service Station, Chateau Laroche, The Bottle, Alabama, Chinese Village, Bondurants Pharmacy, The Wonderful Barn, Paxtons Tower, Hameau de Chantilly, Iulia Hasdeu Castle, Overburys Folly, Fantastic architecture, Haines Shoe House, Pulhamite, Dutch Admiralty, Creaking Pagoda. Excerpt: The House on the Rock, originally opened in 1959, is a complex of architecturally unique rooms, streets, gardens and shops designed by Alex Jordan, Jr. It is located in Iowa County, south of Spring Green, Wisconsin and is a regional tourist attraction. Both of Jordans biographers relate a story told by Sid Boyum, which places the inspiration for the house in a meeting between Alex Jordan Sr. and Frank Lloyd Wright, at some unspecified time apparently between 1914 and 1923. Jordan Sr. drove with Boyum to Taliesin to show Wright the plans for a building, the Villa Maria in Madison. Jordan worshipped the famous architect and hoped for his approval. Wright looked at the plans and told Jordan: I wouldnt hire you to design a cheese crate or a chicken coop. Youre not capable. Fuming, on the drive back on Highway 23, Jordan pointed to a spire of rock and told Boyum: Im going to put up a Japanese house ...