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“… BY DESIGN”…on architecture, historic preservation and Shakers


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Courtesy CBS.com website

While Charles Osgood’s ‘Sunday Morning’ program at 9 o’clock is usually a good viewing experience, this past Sunday’s issue was especially so. The theme of this particular broadcast was ‘by DESIGN’. As noted in CBS’ introduction, the broadcast was “devoted to how design affects every facet of our lives, from architecture and art to household products, our health, and humor.”

It is presented from Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Auldbrass estate in Beaufort County, S.C. If some of our local critics on historic preservation were to have convinced film producer, Joel Silver of their philosophy on historic preservation, Frank Lloyd Wright’s creation would long ago have been demolished. Instead Silver dedicated himself over a 30 year period to rehabilitate Auldbrass so that we can continue to enjoy it today.

20150605 DSCN3240_Auldbrass_StablecropThe program goes on to talk about America’s two historic cities, Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia. The two cities have been in competition for decades in their historic preservation efforts. Of the lessons-learned by the two cities, many are applicable to us in our small village of Harvard. Later, the program moves to the Shakers, their designs for their dwellings and their furniture. Extremely interesting segment.

Take a few minutes to view the broadcast at http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/topics/sunday-morning/.

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