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From the great nation that gave us Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, why oh why do so many Americans go for this ostentatious rubbish? It is quite unsophisticated really -- like the owners read too many Richie Rich comics when they were kids. I have never understood why nouveau riche Americans build obscenely large mansions that look like 200 year old European houses -- its all pastiche with little substance -- almost like living in a stage set. Most of these mansions have little or no importance as far as architecture goes -- they are shameless status symbols for people with very predictable and bourgeois (at best) taste.
From the great nation that gave us Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson, why oh why do so many Americans go for this ostentatious rubbish? It is quite unsophisticated really -- like the owners read too many Richie Rich comics when they were kids.
I respectfully disagree. Simplicity in design is good, but I believe many people these days do it to make a point. I love classical mansions with all the lavishness as it reconnects with the past in a way that I feel comfortable in. The important element in classical design has always been to foster strength in the foundation for structural longevity. I doubt these modern glass structures are going to stand that long. There's rich and poor and the word "noveau riche" is most often used by people who aren't even half-way there yet. I have never heard that word used by one who has been wealthyy for many generations, and if you're American, then all your wealth is basically new founded anyways as we don't have titular aristocracy class. This corroborates my first point about your financial status.