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by SDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:45 pm
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Topic: Details - John Pew Houses
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Re: Details - John Pew Houses

I appreciate your work on this, g.dorn. I'm not an architect and won't comment on your conclusions, except to say that explorers like yourself can expect to be surprised by Wright's cleverness in achieving his sometimes astounding architectural goals---by hook or crook ! As someone who knows remarke...
by SDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:25 pm
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Topic: Ruth Keith House
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Re: Ruth Keith House

Does Pew contain a door "cut from" a corbeled wall ? We see this in a Usonian from time to time---but with plumb walls.

The (glazed) doors at Auldbrass probably represent this condition at its Wrightian extreme.

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by SDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:48 am
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Topic: Details - John Pew Houses
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Re: Details - John Pew Houses

I have not found a published plan which definitively rules out a second pier. The plan we've all seen shows the top of the up-hill pier
---because it isn't hidden beneath the structure.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/12/0c/99 ... 795c45.jpg

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by SDR
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:04 am
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Topic: Details - John Pew Houses
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Re: Details - John Pew Houses

This well-known view drawing of the house contains some erasure at the top. In Monograph 6 can be found a second image, published at very small size; it is interesting for its differences from the other version. Both views show a pair of masonry piers at the terminus---or even a C-shaped structure ?...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:55 pm
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Topic: Auction: Various FLW items
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Views: 53

Re: Auction: Various FLW items

As for the Booth rendering---it clearly belongs to the one published in Taschen I, p 380; the Heritage Auctions version makes the other look like a copy . . .

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by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:38 pm
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Topic: Auction: Various FLW items
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Re: Auction: Various FLW items

Oh, geez---where to start ? The "provenance" for those Wisconsin windows has been cleaned up a bit from the last posting---meaning, made even more vague and unconvincing. Last time they were somehow given to the family by Mr Wright (for no apparent reason) and were attached to a piece of furniture i...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:21 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
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Re: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island

Wright is not always the neat, tight and tidy designer we find in the early flat-top Usonians; Goetsch-Winckler is a pristine example, perhaps. No, he has his flamboyant side---but you knew that ? To wit: The Huntington Hartford extravaganza. Seacliff house---and a number of other unbuilt designs. W...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:47 pm
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Topic: Ruth Keith House
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Views: 3564

Re: Ruth Keith House

The elevation shows twin doors made of boards matching the "corbeled" planking beneath the windows. So, the doors would have to be made to swing properly despite leaning outward. Hmm. Maybe I would have balked at that, myself . . .

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by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:40 pm
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Topic: Ruth Keith House
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Re: Ruth Keith House

The Forbes piece mentions the Farm Unit and Guest House for Lloyd Lewis, and here is the latter, as redesigned for Lewis a decade or so after the original construction. Apparently the slightly corbeled board walls were enough to put the guy off---but at last we have the mini-Usonian par excellence ?...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:31 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 26
Views: 340

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

I think this model is helpful in translating the plan and elevation drawings into an understanding of the form: https://imgur.com/gallery/59AA7uN It is of interest that the form remains symmetrical about a diagonal axis until it reaches the very uppermost region, where the pair of elevator shafts be...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:12 am
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Topic: Details - John Pew Houses
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Views: 13369

Re: Details - John Pew Houses

Welcome, gdorn, and thanks for the new work and illustrations. While I can't answer your interesting question, I can supply more original drawings, at larger size, than have been displayed before. (Images can be opened in a separate window or tab, and enlarged.) The earlier drawings show brick as th...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:22 am
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 187
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Re: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island

Roderick wrote that Jester as designed "is practically a pool house." There's nothing wrong with it---as long as the house is built where a pool would be suitable and desired. We have to take Wright as we find him. The plan shape of the Chahroudi terrace is a quirk that makes the house particularly ...
by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:07 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
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Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

An early triumph, the "Romeo and Juliet" windmill at Hillside, is a strong expression of the vertical. There are few rules in Wright, and many exceptions . . .!

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by SDR
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:02 am
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Topic: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture
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Re: Article: FLW Foundation releases line of children's furniture

That's the way I see it. But others like Bradley and Hickox, or even Davenport, for that honor. We like categories; nature abhors them ? Some versions of an original floor plan show the ceiling of that glowing terminus to the dining room with something like a diagonal-square laylight, presumably rel...