Paradise (movie)

Inner Arbor presentation long on credentials, short on details [Letter]

Speeches, slides and introductions at the Horowitz Center on Nov. 18 were long on the five-firm "Dream Team's" credentials as "Unabashed Designers of Delight" [per the Trust's handout] — with slides of buildings, rooftop parks, unusual landscape sculptures and constructions worldwide and accompanied by GMAP (God-Mother-Apple-Pie) aspirations to join people-nature-beauty together. Much of this reminded me of marketing efforts by a lead character in the current Masterpiece Theatre PBS show, "Paradise," as he develops and pitches ideas for a new, all-service department store to meet women's needs in 19th-century London.

But the Design Team's two-hour...