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by SDR
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:42 am
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Topic: Wikipedia and Wright
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Re: Wikipedia and Wright

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright The length of the entry seems commensurate with the size of Wright's life and output. I find no egregious errors within the first ten paragraphs, though there are some minor omissions or inappropriate emphases: * Fallingwater is hardly the best exempl...
by SDR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:45 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

Good. And it should be stressed that the shapes of these doors is not some kind of willful weirdness but simply the result of the voids---the negative forms---left between the battered desert-concrete walls . . .

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by SDR
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:37 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

Is Jim correct in surmising that the bell-tower door might be post-Wright ? Sorry that my familiarity with TW history isn't what it could be . . .

Not to be utterly pedantic, but two of the doors are irregular hexagons, the other two irregular pentagons---I believe.

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by SDR
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:14 pm
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Topic: Emil and Anna Bach House (1915) in Chicago
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Re: Emil and Anna Bach House (1915) in Chicago

I appreciate the reference. I didn't know there was a book about my favorite Wright house of the 'teens. I look forward to the interview, and the book. Great photo of the house ! Happy to see a flourishing sumac growing there . . .

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by SDR
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:00 am
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

JimM was kind enough to go looking for images of angled doors at Taliesin West, and came up with these: http://sdrdesign.com/TWAngledDoors2.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/TWAngledDoors1.jpg Jim offers that, of the smaller photos, the first two doors are found at the office, the last he believes is not by ...
by SDR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:23 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

Thanks, Jim. No one should be surprised if drawings or sketches of such doors can't be found; Wright is said to have sketched details on scraps of wood for changes in his own two campuses.

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by SDR
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:02 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

Do you know where in the building they are found ?

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by SDR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:33 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 14
Views: 264

Re: Taliesin West

Hi, capie. Knock yourself out: https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Ta ... =1;size=48

and let us know what you found ?

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by SDR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:29 pm
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
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Views: 284

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

Heh--thanks for that priceless anecdotage, sir. I suppose the "bring with you" list from Taliesin included a tuxedo . . . which you had at hand, from your choir performance duties ? The audience at one of the presentations by Wright seen in the Cronkite-hosted piece appeared to lap up his remarks, d...
by SDR
Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:32 am
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
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Views: 284

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

Well, no---not quite that fine, but uplifting anyway. "Original Music Score by George Kleinsinger."

I wonder what Bernard Hermann would have done with it ? And I credit another old Wright docu with bringing back for me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjKKRLad0DU

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by SDR
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:48 pm
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
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Views: 284

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

One rarity here is the voice of Mrs Wright, which I don't think we have much of at all. There's nothing wrong with my ears, but I have to listen closely to Mr Wright to catch every word---and I fail some of the time. Mrs Wright was perhaps not recorded well, and I missed much of what she said as wel...
by SDR
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:57 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim museum
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Views: 186

Re: Guggenheim museum

I didn't notice indication of how the ducts in the Y-shaped ramp slabs taper (as shown in plan). I assume the diagonal bottom "leaf" of the slab construction is structural, and would therefor presumably not want to diminish in size just to provide an increasingly constricted triangular opening . . . S
by SDR
Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:57 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim museum
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Views: 186

Re: Guggenheim museum

Yes. There are a couple of plan drawings in which a hot-air duct is shown circling around a ramp, starting at the supply end and tapering perfectly evenly from a broad width to a narrow point, c. 330 degrees later, with registers placed periodically along the way.

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by SDR
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:32 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim museum
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Views: 186

Re: Guggenheim museum

Heh-heh. Thanks, Reidy. I should have screen-grabbed the other plaque designs when I passed them.

I'd gladly put the Guggenheim drawing images in some kind of order, if Artstor would be interested in having volunteer help.

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by SDR
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:13 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim museum
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Views: 186

Re: Guggenheim museum

This drawing for the brass or bronze plaque set into the pavement in front of the entrance to the museum is one of a half-dozen such designs, sprinkled at random throughout Artstor's Guggenheim file. This one is marked there "use this." The variations consist mostly of different inspiring mottos; a ...