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by SDR
Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:53 pm
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Topic: Walter Mondale, 1928-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

So far we have two exterior photos taken from approximately the same angle; in one the house is draped in snow. I find it hard to judge from this limited evidence what changes the house has undergone. I assume that most of the alterations will be found inside . . .? Again I appeal to readers to look...
by SDR
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:14 pm
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Topic: Walter Mondale, 1928-2021
Replies: 6
Views: 142

Re: Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Ack. A dedicated Howian (is there a luau planned ?) needs to step up . . .

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by SDR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:22 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Alsop house news

Although there are earlier Wright Chat threads discussing Alsop, here is the first one that goes into the house in some detail. http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3137&hilit=alsop Who can update us on the condition of the slab ? What repairs if any were made to it ? Is there more t...
by SDR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:18 pm
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Topic: Walter Mondale, 1928-2021
Replies: 6
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Walter Mondale, 1928-2021

Walter Mondale, Minnesota senator, Jimmy Carter's vice president and Bill Clinton's ambassador to Japan, has died. In 1983 the Mondales bought the house Jack Howe had designed for Mr and Mrs Robert Willow, in North Oaks, Minnesota (1971). In the Howe monograph (Hession and Quigley, 2015) the house i...
by SDR
Mon Apr 19, 2021 5:00 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Alsop house news

Stafford Norris kindly supplies this piece from the Des Moines Register for Saturday, February 25, 1995:


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by SDR
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:36 am
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Topic: Mid-century modern home virtual tours
Replies: 1
Views: 43

Re: Mid-century modern home virtual tours

Excellent. One of the few positive effects of the pandemic has been the proliferation of virtual experience; the architecture world has taken advantage of this phenomenon, to our benefit.

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by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:34 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Alsop house news

The plan as drawn provided for one bedroom to start, with a smaller space marked "Help or Sewing"; a future second bedroom and master suite were indicated. Clearly the house was built with that addition integrated into the plan; the childrens' bedrooms were now placed together, with a bath helpfully...
by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:06 pm
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Topic: TRADEMARK: Taliesin
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: TRADEMARK: Taliesin

And . . . ba-da-boom. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talia_Shire

Love it !

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by SDR
Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:32 am
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Topic: Arthur Dyson Springville, California
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Re: Arthur Dyson Springville, California

What is most appalling about the Shaver Lake house must be the ceiling beams ending in mid-air (as it were). Following that, in both houses, is an apparent tin ear where scale-of-parts-to-whole is concerned. Finishes and furnishings can be blamed on owners or occupants, of course . . .

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:20 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Alsop house news

Text from Monograph 7:

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W A Storrer's description of the commission:

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:09 pm
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Topic: TRADEMARK: Taliesin
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: TRADEMARK: Taliesin

A nicely-presented story, in any event; all sides heard from, and a reasonable conclusion with no hard feelings ?

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by SDR
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:05 pm
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Topic: Arthur Dyson Springville, California
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Views: 123

Re: Arthur Dyson Springville, California

Again and again we see, in work by "the others," why Wright was the master. Plusses in this house (for me) include a glass backsplash/window in the kitchen, a heavy wood rail atop an all-glass balustrade, and exposed-aggregate floors. Trees enclosed by a walkway outside a bedroom seem to have plenty...
by SDR
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:15 pm
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Topic: Alsop house news
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: Alsop house news

I would like that. Here are images of the property, mostly from the Artstor file except where larger scans were available from print sources. https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Wright%20Alsop;page=1;size=48 http://sdrdesign.com/AlsopLandscape.jpg http://sdrdesign.com/AlsopPlan.jpg http://sdrdesign...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:36 pm
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Topic: Harold Turner
Replies: 31
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Re: Harold Turner

That would be wonderful. Have you managed to find (or make) photographs of many of the houses ? Have you been able to visit some of them ? When a house is listed for sale, Zillow is usually good source of images. But when a house is not on the market, availability of images is usually restricted to ...
by SDR
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:32 pm
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Topic: Light variation
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: Light variation

The pole fixture at the Taliesin dining table:


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Richard Bowditch photo