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by Matt2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:41 pm
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Topic: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University
Replies: 93
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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Decades ago, I worked at the Getty after the Wright archive had been photographed. It was the start of my Wright fascination. I could search the binders of 8x10" photos of drawings at my leisure...on a lunch break, or even coming in on the weekends to marvel at the vast quantity of amazing work. I d...
by Matt2
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:14 am
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Topic: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University
Replies: 93
Views: 41288

Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

So are these new scans of the drawings, or simply scans of the photos the Getty took of the drawings decades ago. I've always wondered why the Getty hasn't put their drawings on line, but I assume copyright is still an issue. Does the Avery/Moma now own copyright to the drawings? Or did the Foundati...
by Matt2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:25 pm
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
Replies: 48
Views: 1298

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Great work. Saw it on a Facebook group. That double gable over the living room is odd, as is the double half-gable by that section of perforated block....another bird or squirrel nest invitation. What's the software used to create such images?
by Matt2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:49 pm
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: Drawings Copyright Question

That is the case in recent years...and I wonder if that is an issue of a new understanding of copyright. Looking into newspaper and magazines from the post-war era, I've found a lot of plans. The Seattle Times, for example, ran a home-of-the-week feature for decades that included a plan drawing.
by Matt2
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:35 am
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
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Views: 322

Re: Drawings Copyright Question

A bit of an update: I spoke with an attorney who felt that the use of newly drawn floorplans should be a fairly safe thing to do. The holder of copyright in the original drawings would have to contend that they owned not only the copyright in the original drawing but the copyright in the architectur...
by Matt2
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:26 pm
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
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Views: 322

Re: Drawings Copyright Question

The issue of charges is its own mystery. It runs about $30/image when the archive is creating a high-res scan. I'm fine with that. What puzzles me are the fees related to images that have already been scanned. And there is a separate permissions process, but even that is puzzling as it seems to be d...
by Matt2
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:56 pm
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
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Views: 322

Re: Drawings Copyright Question

Money for one. I'm already asking for permission to use 100+ drawings and photos. I want to educate myself on the issue and see if this is a case where "asking forgiveness" is possible.
by Matt2
Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:35 pm
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
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Re: Drawings Copyright Question

The architects papers are kept at a university archive. I'm getting permission for the drawings I'm reproducing but trying to determine if I need permission for newly drawn floorplans. I wonder how newspapers and magazines back in the day handled this when they ran simplified plans with an article o...
by Matt2
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:51 pm
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Topic: Drawings Copyright Question
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Views: 322

Drawings Copyright Question

Any tips on articles or other resources related to copyright of architectural drawings? Here's the situation: I'm publishing a book on a mid-century architect and am having new floor plans drawn for clarity sake. These are not exact reproductions of his original drawings, but line-art versions. I kn...
by Matt2
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:58 am
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Topic: Olson Kundig urban usonian, Seattle
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: Olson Kundig urban usonian, Seattle

Great house, but it probably cost more than 100 Usonians back in the day.
by Matt2
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:05 am
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Topic: Article: Woodworking shop by FLW apprentice Chester Wisniewski
Replies: 3
Views: 576

Re: Article: Woodworking shop by FLW apprentice Chester Wisniewski

What's the benefit of crossed rafters like that? Or is it just a Japanese aesthetic choice.
by Matt2
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:15 am
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Topic: Will there be a 2021 Wright Desk Calendar?
Replies: 2
Views: 175

Re: Will there be a 2021 Wright Desk Calendar?

I take the silence as a "no."
by Matt2
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:55 pm
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Topic: Will there be a 2021 Wright Desk Calendar?
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Views: 175

Will there be a 2021 Wright Desk Calendar?

I've had one every year...for decades...until this year when I don't think one was published.
by Matt2
Fri Nov 27, 2020 12:46 pm
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Topic: Article: A. Quincy Jones & Whitney Smith house - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 12
Views: 962

Re: Article: A. Quincy Jones & Whitney Smith house - Los Angeles, CA

I love the design of these homes, but do wonder about the raised shed roof. This would make sense if the shed were raised to the north and the clerestory filled with glass. It looks, however, like some sheds faced south or west and had that clerestory strip filled with wood panels to block what was ...
by Matt2
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:43 am
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Topic: McCartney house for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: McCartney house for sale

Seems to be a good candidate for disassembly...it would almost require rebuilding given the condition.