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by Reidy
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:14 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

He actually did child-sized tables and chairs for the Coonley Playhouse. The chairs have piercings in back to tie cushions. One of them eventually came back to the house, and another belongs to the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
by Reidy
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:23 am
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 962

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

How did the restorers establish the exterior green? Did they have original samples? It might be authentic even if we don't like it.
by Reidy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:14 pm
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 26
Views: 340

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

Incidental information: John Geiger once said that elevator/stairway shafts were a problem for the Price Tower. It was an adaptation of a 1920s design for the St. Mark's Tower in New York. Wright widened the shafts to meet 1950s code without fundamentally rethinking the floor plans for the resultant...
by Reidy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:00 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 29
Views: 490

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

One of the Hollyhock docents in the 80s said that she and her husband had looked at Residence B while house-hunting "after the war", which would have been around the time Aline Barnsdall died (in Residence B, they say). It was by then a crash pad for hoboes (in the parlance of the day). Apparently t...
by Reidy
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:38 pm
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Topic: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission
Replies: 16
Views: 1659

Re: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission

Sweeney discovered a Schindler remodel in Stinson Beach that was not in Gebhard's catalog:

(Most of the pictures wouldn't display for me, and the realtor links are obsolete.)
by Reidy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:22 pm
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Topic: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission
Replies: 16
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Re: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission

The story is that they sent the League of Nations design to Neutra's father-in-law in Switzerland as a joint work and that he took Schindler's name off before submitting it formally. Nothing too good for his little girl.
by Reidy
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:35 pm
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Topic: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission
Replies: 16
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Re: Curbed LA Looks at Richard Neutra's First Commission

I'm curious about the date. In 1927 he was in joint practice with Schindler. Was this building at least nominally the product of their office? The pool / terrace that occupied what would have been the site of the Little Dipper is nominally their work, but everybody calls it The Schindler Terrace.
by Reidy
Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:48 pm
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Topic: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?
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Views: 316

Re: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?

My understanding is that the 1920s textile block used concave blocks back-to-back to create an insulating air space. Usonian automatic was only one block thick. I don't think they used Wright's method at the Arizona Biltmore, even though he was listed as a consultant in the use of concrete block.
by Reidy
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:58 pm
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Topic: Democratic Space: The Ecstatic Geography Whitman and Wright
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Views: 571

Re: Democratic Space: The Ecstatic Geography Whitman and Wright

I think you could still make a distinction. Most people throughout history, including the early New Englanders, lived in a single room because that was all they were able to build and to heat. Wright's innovation was to do this deliberately rather than as a matter of economic and technological neces...
by Reidy
Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:07 pm
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Topic: Instagram
Replies: 5
Views: 193

The first one looks like Lautner. Several that I skimmed through before Instagram blocked me look like Louis Kahn.
by Reidy
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:07 am
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Topic: Video: 'That Far Corner - FLW in Los Angeles'
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Views: 222

That wasn't the only time in LA that he presented a multistory interior as as a single space. The mitered corners of Freeman , though only two stories tall, resemble (maybe even more strongly) the corner tower at Fallingwater. The main facades of Storer and the bedroom wing of Hollyhock are other ca...
by Reidy
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:48 pm
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Topic: For lease: Richard Neutra's Lew House
Replies: 6
Views: 305

And did you know that the Lews were the first nonwhites to cross the line in that neighborhood? (According to John Blanton, who worked for Neutra at the time)
by Reidy
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:02 pm
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Topic: Wright's Piano Playing
Replies: 4
Views: 259

An album of his father's compositions has been published: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/musicofwilliamwright.