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by peterm
Sun Apr 04, 2021 8:04 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

Possibly relevant to the subject of Broadacre and Jim Crow, I’m looking forward to seeing this exhibit tomorrow at MoMA:

https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/5219
by peterm
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:12 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
Replies: 22
Views: 821

Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

Broadacre City as a planning concept (and its possible relationship to environmentalism, sprawl, racial injustice and white flight) deserves more critical analysis, in order to truly contemplate its strengths and weaknesses. The fossil fuel consuming automobile being so central to its design is extr...
by peterm
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:30 am
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Topic: New Pritzker winners Lacaton and Vassal
Replies: 2
Views: 242

New Pritzker winners Lacaton and Vassal

“When you go to the doctor,” said Jean-Philippe Vassal, “they might tell you that you’re fine, that you don’t need any medicine. Architecture should be the same. If you take time to observe, and look very precisely, sometimes the answer is to do nothing.” “Demolishing is a decision of easiness and s...
by peterm
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:09 am
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Topic: RM Schindler Walker House
Replies: 13
Views: 986

RM Schindler Walker House

This was one of the major highlights of the 2019 Los Angeles conference. Romano understands what he has, and the house sings because of his stewardship.

https://suprstructur.com/inside-stories ... ker-house/
by peterm
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:58 am
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Topic: Peterson/Lovness 2000 ?
Replies: 7
Views: 649

Re: Peterson/Lovness 2000 ?

The article say the walls are “clad in stone”. Does that imply that they are block covered with stone, inside and out?
by peterm
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:15 pm
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Topic: former FLWBC board member passes
Replies: 9
Views: 1007

Re: former FLWBC board member passes

This is just terrible news. I’m so sorry. I met Dan indirectly first through Wright Chat, then later in person when he nominated us for the Wright Spirit Award in 2016. He was a lovely, creative man, and so helpful and supportive to us. His stewardship of the Dobkins house was superb. We send our de...
by peterm
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:19 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"

Realtor speak: The house’s “prominent linear lines”... As for compression and release- What makes Wright’s use of this unique is that he does this not by accident or to save space, but to create a specific sensation. Plan and elevation are both squeezed simultaneously to move us forward, and to inte...
by peterm
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:06 pm
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Topic: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II
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Views: 816

Re: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II

“Ultimately from the Germanic tribal name of the Franks, in the early medieval Frankish Empire, the status of being "a Frank" became synonymous with that of a free man; hence also the English adjective frank (Middle English, from Old French franc, 12th century).” -Wikipedia He certainly lived up to ...
by peterm
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:56 pm
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Topic: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946

Owen- if you wouldn’t mind, I would love to see the corrected version.
by peterm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:33 pm
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

I’m relieved this experience didn’t hamper your appreciation of Wright’s architecture. Were Howe and Hill still there at the time?

Did you continue architecture studies elsewhere?
by peterm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:43 am
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Topic: For Sale: John Randall McDonald - Brookfield, Wisconsin
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Views: 654

Re: For Sale: John Randall McDonald - Brookfield, Wisconsin

That’s a lotta house (3,000 sq ft. and over an acre of land, for 370,000) for the price.

Is that a guest house over the carport, Paul?

The stone on the fireplace is unfortunate, but overall, it looks quite appealing.
by peterm
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:46 am
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Topic: Japanese Architecture
Replies: 9
Views: 1259

Re: Japanese Architecture

How exciting! I hope it happens for you, and keep us posted. Antonin Raymond effectively bridged the worlds of Le Corbusier and Wright. (Bet you didn’t think that was possible?!) Definitely Ando. But check out Kengo Kuma, too. He is currently one of the most important. http://www.dezeen.com/tag/keng...
by peterm
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:37 pm
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

Fascinating, Roderick.

Did you spend enough time there to develop relationships with Howe, Hill, or Peters?
What was the main reason you left?
Did you continue your architectural training elsewhere?

I hope they refunded your tuition!
by peterm
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:10 pm
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

Wonderful. Such a charismatic figure! And Cronkite gives it all appropriate gravitas while pointing out the key ideas, quotes and works. Current video creators might benefit from noticing how the musical score underlines the ideas, instead of wallpapering everything with their favorite New Age music...
by peterm
Sun Jan 10, 2021 7:17 am
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Topic: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946
Replies: 7
Views: 872

Re: Heaven can be found on Earth- T West 1946

It’s easy to flip a photo digitally. Can that be done with film?