It is almost invisible now, a ghost of a building squatting in the shade of looming hemlocks at the edge of the highway. Though it’s now rundown and overgrown, the brooding brilliance of the place endures. You still can see its crisp, horizontal lines formed by the distinctive, rough-​hewn rocks, laid by hand…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading After Edgar Kaufmann Jr. stumbled upon this house, his father told Frank Lloyd Wright, “We have our builder“
The blood splatters on the lawn would wash away with the next rain, but Mary and I knew the crimson stains on the tree trunk would be there a long time. The most jarring moments came when we encountered the body on the floor, head half shot away. His name was Trevor, and…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Robert Matzen filmed the story of our founding father and what he was really like
Pittsburgh has always left vivid impressions on the mind of the outsider. For some reason, however, visiting writers have been less kind to Pittsburgh than visiting artists.

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Pittsburgh continues to fascinate visiting artists
Have you ever stopped to ponder to what extent anatomy — or more correctly, topography — is destiny in the historical development and popular perception of Pittsburgh? Martin Aurand has. In an ambitious, new publication from the University of Pittsburgh Press titled “The Spectator and the Topographical City,” he endeavors to explain how…

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  • Issue Quarter Winter
  • Issue Year 2007
  • Sub Heading Author Martin Aurand visits Pittsburgh’s topographical rooms
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