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by Roderick Grant
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:50 pm
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Topic: WBG's Blythe House is NOW on the market
Replies: 12
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is NOW on the market

"The Prairie School" by H. Allen Brooks, pages 254-5, with an early photo of the principal exterior and the floor plan, indicates the enclosed veranda on the main level, with 9 square skylights, was built as designed in 1913. "Mason City, Iowa, An Architectural Heritage," pg 55, with a later view fr...
by Roderick Grant
Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:19 pm
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Topic: New photos from Wingspread
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Re: New photos from Wingspread

When I visited Wingspread in 1987, and climbed the spiral stair, there was a cactus in a pot on the balcony at the base, and a slender cactus, tied occasionally to keep it from falling over, grew the entire distance of the stair.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Apr 21, 2021 11:34 am
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Topic: WBG's Blythe House is NOW on the market
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Re: WBG's Blythe House is NOW on the market

Which would you prefer: 1) The Blythe House in Mason City, with 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4394 sf, 1.95 acres with park view, for $475K and a few months of blustery weather... or 2) a 1 bedroom 1 bath, 500 sf condo, with a view of a parking lot and a gas station in West Hollywood - with permanent drought...
by Roderick Grant
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:28 am
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Topic: Arthur Dyson Springville, California
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Re: Arthur Dyson Springville, California

Dyson, like Lautner, learned from FLW without copying him. Wallace Cunningham (post-FLW) is another who has gone his own way.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:19 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"

Interesting. Looks like Watson picked more from Lautner and Dyson than Wright.
by Roderick Grant
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:40 am
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Topic: George Maher Blinn House goes public.
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George Maher Blinn House goes public.

The only Maher building on the West Coast, which has long been used by the Women's City Club of Pasadena as their private headquarters, has been gifted by the club (which dissolved last year) to Pasadena Heritage. This may make the house more open to the public. Why such an event matters? The house ...
by Roderick Grant
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:29 am
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Topic: Light variation
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Light variation

Geiger was obsessed with Hillside. He made many drawings of it, and wrote about it. I never saw much of this, but assume it has gone to U of M with the rest of his archive.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:50 pm
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

Turner, as builder of Christie, would not have had anything to say about siting. That was Christie's choice, apparently.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:41 pm
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
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Views: 505

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

Only volumes 11 (Preliminary Studies 1933 - 1959) and 12 (In His Renderings 1887 - 1959) would include images specifically of the perfs, and there are none.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:23 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 347

Re: Light variation

That was the fire Geiger claimed to be virtual arson.
by Roderick Grant
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:19 pm
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Topic: WBG's Blythe House is NOW on the market
Replies: 12
Views: 419

Re: WBG's Blythe House is coming on the market

"Off market"
That didn't take long.
Paul, do you know anything about this sale?
by Roderick Grant
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:12 am
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

G/W proves that, however delightful they may be, perfs are not necessary. Christie and Baird are also sans perfs and delightful. Perfs were not even intended for Baird. On the other hand, while perfs were intended for Brandes, it was built without them; they were added much later. In this case, I be...
by Roderick Grant
Sun Apr 11, 2021 2:06 pm
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

There was a sizable stack of Storer blocks behind Lloyd's own house, but he never used them in that residence.
by Roderick Grant
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:47 am
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Brewer is a refinement, close in quality to Chahroudi, but better in its choice of materials.