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by Reidy
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:29 pm
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Topic: For sale: Eichler house in Castro Valley, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: For sale: Eichler house in Castro Valley, CA

A standard complaint about Eichlers is that the interior courts are too small to get enough sun, which would explain the dearth of planting.
by Reidy
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:22 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

His most important collaboration since the Mitchell house in Racine.
by Reidy
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:43 pm
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Topic: For sale: John Lautner's Williams House - Los Angeles, CA
Replies: 29
Views: 930

Re: For sale: John Lautner's Williams House - Los Angeles, CA

Nobuko Tsuchiura, the first woman architect in Japan, and her husband, Kameki, worked for Wright in Tokyo and LA ca. 1920.

Didn't Isabel Roberts practice in Florida?
by Reidy
Tue Aug 18, 2020 11:13 am
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Topic: House on the Mesa
Replies: 49
Views: 26579

Re: House on the Mesa

Last book might have been A Testament.
by Reidy
Mon Aug 10, 2020 10:22 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)

The ground-floor family room is an addition. Don't know about the second floor.
by Reidy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:00 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)
Replies: 17
Views: 781

Re: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)

Balch had a major restoration (including retrofitting a steel beam running the length of the house) a few years ago. It's on next year's Wright Plus.
by Reidy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:33 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Replies: 174
Views: 15566

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Once when Manson lectured at Barnsdall Park he said that he was reluctant to write about a building he hadn't seen. He was never able to get to the Imperial Hotel, and this was one of the reasons he didn't cover Wright's output any further.
by Reidy
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:53 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Replies: 174
Views: 15566

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Part of the explanation is that until 1959 Wright himself was putting out Wright information - in books, lectures, interviews and exhibitions.
by Reidy
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:58 pm
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Topic: Millard House now sold in three days
Replies: 18
Views: 1081

Re: Millard House for sale

There's a similar story about Mrs. Gamble in Pasadena, that I've heard more than once. It is said that she was all set to sign on the sale of her house when she overheard one of the prospective buyers say "I think we'll paint it white". She called the deal off on the spot and donated the house to US...
by Reidy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:36 pm
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Topic: Sullivan's Decline?
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Views: 334

Re: Sullivan's Decline?

Twombly attributes the decline to three causes, the big one being, as mentioned, his drinking. The second was his ill-tempered peevishness with clients (which the drinking could have exacerbated). The third was Adler's departure; he was the engineering brains as Sullivan was the design brains, and e...
by Reidy
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:46 pm
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Topic: Bamboo ... and Wright of course
Replies: 17
Views: 870

Re: Bamboo ... and Wright of course

The story about Schindler's backyard bamboo is that he planted it once he had neighbors on that side. With only open land to the west he hadn't needed it. For a brief glimpse of the house in 1924 see 36:50.
by Reidy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:03 pm
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Topic: Source of quote used by Ayn Rand
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Source of quote used by Ayn Rand

Shoshana Knapp Milgram, who's currently at work on a biography of Rand, tracked the quote to one of the At Taliesin newsletters of the period. I don't know if it's been published.
by Reidy
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:27 pm
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Topic: Book: Wallace Neff
Replies: 4
Views: 323

Re: Book: Wallace Neff

Who could forget the bubble houses?
by Reidy
Sat May 30, 2020 6:12 pm
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Topic: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA
Replies: 10
Views: 748

Re: Videos: Kaufmann House - "Fallingwater" - Mill Run, PA

According to Toker, he had an arrangement with the WPC whereby he could come and spend the night any time he wanted, so he didn't give the house up entirely. Staying out of the say of tours would have been an inconvenience, thought.
by Reidy
Fri May 29, 2020 7:39 pm
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Topic: Video: Malcolm Willey House - Minneapolis, MN
Replies: 10
Views: 883

Re: Video: Malcolm Willey House - Minneapolis, MN

Does anybody know where that block (ca. 2:50 in David C's video of Saturday the 25th) is from? It looks a lot like Ennis but isn't quite.