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by Roderick Grant
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:40 am
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Topic: FLW Music Stand
Replies: 12
Views: 1025

Re: FLW Music Stand

The Garden Room of which Geiger speaks is the Zimmermann Living Room.
by Roderick Grant
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:21 pm
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Topic: 'Cancel Culture' takes aim at Frank Lloyd Wright & Louis Sullivan
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: 'Cancel Culture' takes aim at Frank lloyd Wright & Louis Sullivan

I guess one can start with a title, fill in the blanks retroactively and come up with something that sounds reasonable, even if it isn't.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:12 am
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Replies: 131
Views: 248456

Re: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?

I have never seen an upholstered Bank of London chair. The version that was popular in offices for decades, back to the late 19th century, was all wood with a slatted back. SDR, you posted a photo of an interior of a house made out of a former power station on Nov 10, 2012: "Wright Mori Chair Spotte...
by Roderick Grant
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:54 am
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Topic: Video: Limited-edition Westcott House print
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: Video: Limited-edition Westcott House print

That night view shown early on is fascinating.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:02 pm
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Topic: Paul Rudolph Walker House
Replies: 13
Views: 1776

Re: Paul Rudolph Walker House

"Contentious"?

I crossed paths with Rudolph at a Greene & Greene exhibit at the Met in 1972. I think he was cruising me.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 am
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Replies: 131
Views: 248456

Re: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?

There are few FLW designs I dislike, but that floor lamp above is one of them.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:52 am
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Topic: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?
Replies: 131
Views: 248456

Re: 1949 Taliesin Origami Chair - Dimensions? Sketches? Drawing?

As much as butt accommodation is important for comfort, so too is the shape of the arm rests. Armless chairs are OK for dining, but little else. The downward slope of some of FLW's chairs, including Origami, looks awkward at a glance, but I have found them to be quite comfortable and natural. The st...
by Roderick Grant
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:57 am
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Topic: A bench for Ruth
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: A bench for Ruth

Should be a 9-seater
by Roderick Grant
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:38 pm
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Topic: Addresses for FLW Houses on Chicago's North Shore
Replies: 7
Views: 1890

Re: Addresses for FLW Houses on Chicago's North Shore

In case you want to take an occasional side trip, "Walter Burley Griffin in America," by Mati Maldre, lists his work by address.
by Roderick Grant
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:32 pm
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Topic: Sources of Architectural Photography?
Replies: 21
Views: 217

Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

House and Home archives are at Univ. of Pennsylvania, from 1952 to 1982.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:29 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
Replies: 71
Views: 13845

Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Westmore is the name of an entire family of Hollywood makeup artists who have worked for Paramount since 1917.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:21 pm
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Topic: Talk: Wright architecture and influence in Wichita, KS
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Talk: Wright architecture and influence in Wichita, KS

The Allen House is one of the greats, on a par with Coonley, Martin and Robie. Good to see how carefully the house is being taken care of.
by Roderick Grant
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:19 pm
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Topic: Talk: Wright architecture and influence in Wichita, KS
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: Talk: Wright architecture and influence in Wichita, KS

Niedecken was a good collaborator for FLW. He tended to soften FLW's sometimes too rigid furniture, which FLW must have appreciated, or he wouldn't have gone back to Niedecken so many times. Being an artist himself, as opposed to a furniture manufacturer, Niedecken was able to find a sweet spot betw...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:16 am
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Topic: FLW/Jack Howe: Lake Minnetonka, MN Guest House
Replies: 8
Views: 211

Re: FLW/Jack Howe: Lake Minnetonka, MN Guest House

Northome was never an official name of any area. It was just an unincorporated bit of land WNW of Minnetonka, because it was northward. Charles Gibson was first to settle in the area in 1876 by building a summer cottage. Deephaven ("Two Square Miles of Tranquility") was incorporated in 1900. There i...