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by Modmom1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:52 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 27
Views: 237

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

I purchased the Getty Museum published book, Spirit into Matter-The Photographs of Edmund Teske, several years ago because it included photographs of Tony Smith, Tony's wife Jane Lawrence and Ted van Fossen that Teske took during their time together in Los Angeles. There is a chronology section in t...
by Modmom1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:45 am
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Topic: Cinci '56 MCM House by Ben Dombar
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Cinci '56 MCM House by Ben Dombar

For the Second Time Ever, This 1956 Mid-Century Modern Clifton Home Is for Sale MARCH 21, 2020 by PHIL ARMSTRONG -snip Ben Dombar, a Cincinnati architect who apprenticed for Frank Lloyd Wright, designed and built residential and commercial buildings in and around Cincinnati. As the construction cons...
by Modmom1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:18 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3479

As Rood's pertinent post remind's us, the real Mr. Wright sought to design architecture that would “express America�. Surely, trump's attempt to direct federal building design to neoclassical is contrary to Wrightian principles.
by Modmom1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:43 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3479

Not just architecture under attack...I'm sure this assault on our national treasures has nothing to do with Romney's vote: These southern Utah sites were once off limits to development. Now, Trump will auction the right to drill and graze there. https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/202...
by Modmom1
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:03 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3479

AIA response: “The AIA strongly opposes uniform style mandates for federal #architecture. Architecture should be designed for the specific communities that it serves, reflecting our rich nation’s diverse places, thought, culture, and climates. Architects are committed to honoring our pa...
by Modmom1
Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:55 pm
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 1764

Having lived in 2 Wright apprentice designed homes, (Noverre Musson Apprentice '35-'37; Tony Smith and Larry Cuneo '38-'39) I can't say how sorry I am that future architecture students will not have the opportunity to train in FLW's principles of organic architecture. It's such a travesty, especiall...
by Modmom1
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:10 pm
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Topic: Art Performance at Glenbrow/Gunning House
Replies: 1
Views: 193

Art Performance at Glenbrow/Gunning House

Glenbrow was the site of an art performance by French Visual Artist Laëtitia Badaut Haussmann as part of a series of works at CCAD's Beeler Gallery curated by Jo-ey Tang. The artist used that the backdrop of organic architecture to "map out the unconscious undercurrents of design in the human con...
by Modmom1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:36 pm
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Topic: Help Bring R.M. Schindler Documentary to the Screen
Replies: 16
Views: 911

Help Bring R.M. Schindler Documentary to the Screen

I thought chatters might be interested in this film on R.M. Schindler: "The first feature-length documentary about the life and works of R. M. Schindler, the most innovative and the least understood of all the pioneers of modern architecture. The film affirms the singular genius of one man, and the ...
by Modmom1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:07 pm
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Topic: Glenbrow/Gunning Tower Restoration
Replies: 1
Views: 311

Glenbrow/Gunning Tower Restoration

The Glenbrow Tower was designed by Ted van Fossen in 1964 for Robert and Mary Gunning for use as office space, work space and a guest suite with a roof terrace with a Murphy bed. The structure was connected to the carport which added 2 more bays at the time for a total of 4. The original lower level...
by Modmom1
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:39 pm
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Topic: Does anyone recognize this light fixture?
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Thanks SDR! The artist that used this fixture as part of a piece could find no markings indicating that it was by Mr Wright. She researched and could not find any similar photos of fixtures. I suggested that folks on this site might be able to shed some light (excuse the pun) on whether it is a Fran...
by Modmom1
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:17 pm
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Topic: Does anyone recognize this light fixture?
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Does anyone recognize this light fixture?

This light fixture was at an antique/collectibles warehouse and it was claimed to be by Frank Lloyd Wright. I'm wondering if any of you are familiar with this fixture as being from a Wright building and if so which building. Thanks in advance. https://www.flickr.com/photos/184945691@N04/48881894626/...
by Modmom1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:41 am
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Topic: HB2U Rudolf Michael Schindler!
Replies: 4
Views: 803

For those you are on Instagram, the current owner, Andrew Romano has two wonderful accounts: one: the_walker_house and the other: andrew_romano. Both are a treasure trove of images not only of his beautiful Schindler house but of many other important works of architecture! I highly recommend followi...
by Modmom1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:32 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by Theodore van Fossen - Great Falls, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

tvf4ever...I would highly recommend keeping the furniture with the house but if storage is a must and you are worried about keeping it it in pristine condition and are considering selling, I can put you in contact with Rush Creek Village Owners Association to see if some of the homeowners would be i...
by Modmom1
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:56 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by Theodore van Fossen - Great Falls, VA
Replies: 19
Views: 2535

Congratulations tvf4ever! Beautiful house! My husband and I are currently restoring a 4 story tower, built in '64 by Ted as an office for the original owner of the property, Robert Gunning. The property known as Glenbrow/Gunning House was designed in 1940 by Tony Smith (age 27), Ted van Fossen and L...
by Modmom1
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:30 pm
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Topic: Art Installation at Glenbrow
Replies: 2
Views: 513

Laetitia visited in February, along with curators. She was referred to us by an architecture professor friend and were told that her work explores the mutability of a work of architecture over time and those who reside in it. She previously had an installation in Alvar Aalto's Maison Louis Carre and...