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by RonMcCrea
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:28 am
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Topic: Divorce question
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Divorce question

Can anyone tell me what the legal restrictions on divorce were in Illinois circa 1908-1909, when Wright was seeking one? When were they relaxed?
by RonMcCrea
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:25 pm
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Topic: For sale: House by James Dresser - Madison, WI
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Views: 1385

This house was featured in Look or Life magazine when the Dressers lived there.
by RonMcCrea
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:29 pm
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Topic: For sale: Home by apprentice Eleanor Pettersen
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Views: 1728

I don't think it's Wrightian at all.
by RonMcCrea
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:57 pm
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Topic: Narciso G. Menocal, obituary
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I audited Narciso's survey of architectural history and also his in-depth course on Modernist movements in European architecture. I consulted with him on my Taliesin I book. I also got to know him through Cuban-American friends He was actually descended from Cuban nobility. A charming and erudite man.
by RonMcCrea
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 pm
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Topic: Video: Sutton House - McCook, NB
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Views: 5564

Thanks, SDR! The "elongated" drawing I saw was the initial remodeling (or "remodel" as people insist on calling it these days).
by RonMcCrea
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:53 pm
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Topic: Video: Sutton House - McCook, NB
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I think the value of the collection dropped to $60,000 but don't quote me.

The original house plan offered by Wright but rejected by Mrs. Sutton seemed very elongated and with several sections compared to the final drawing, which was more like the House Beautiful model.
by RonMcCrea
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:39 pm
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Topic: Video: Sutton House - McCook, NB
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This is a far better video treatment of the Sutton residence by Nebraska Public Television: https://www.pbs.org/video/nebraska-stories-nebraska-stories-sutton-house/ I just saw the house featured on 2004 Anriques Roadshow revisited (2018), with the first plans, later plans, and correspondence. Anyon...
by RonMcCrea
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:31 am
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Topic: Journal OA+D V6:N1 Fuermann Photographs Taliesin
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There seems to be one photo missing, a variation on Plate 1 that shows two children under the port cochere, one on a horse. I think they could be the Cheney children, who visited in August. One arresting feature is the "Flower" statue lurking in the woods near the lower entryway in Plate 39. She has...
by RonMcCrea
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:22 pm
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Topic: Video: "The Slayer of Seven"
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OMG this is so cheesy, it makes me cringe. They get the sequence of killing events all wrong. (Mamah and the children are on the porch off the living room, the others at the other end of the house.) My face is freezing in the unheated drafting studio in mid-March but it looks like I've been on a ben...
by RonMcCrea
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:53 pm
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Topic: BBP Memorial
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Views: 2217

I kept looking for an obit in the New York Times. I thought he deserved one.
by RonMcCrea
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:08 pm
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Topic: Theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright & Taliesin Assoc
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Views: 15265

Wright did include theaters/concert halls in his various plans for Monona Terrace in Madison, WI. Those plans were all blocked in 1954. In 1968, William Wesley Peters proposed this Madison Civic Auditorium with a flexible ceiling that could accommodate theaters of several sizes. It was part of his M...
by RonMcCrea
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:53 am
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Topic: Theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright & Taliesin Assoc
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Here's an even wider version of that photo, showing the piano and other details. I think the tall screens standing folded are Japanese. [Utah State Historical Society, Taylor Wooley Collection.] http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee488/Ron_McCrea/Puppet%20wide_zpsvshx1ac6.png Also, don't forget the...
by RonMcCrea
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:14 am
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Topic: Theaters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright & Taliesin Assoc
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Don't forget the Puppet Theatre for Llewellyn, designed 1910-1911 and seen here at Taliesin in the fall of 1911 in this Taylor Wooley Photo. See my book, "Building Taliesin," for more details. http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee488/Ron_McCrea/PUPPET%20PP_zpssp7ifkue.jpg Here is Wright's rendering...
by RonMcCrea
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:15 am
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Topic: Wright and Leonardo
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Wright and Leonardo

I'm reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Leonardo da Vinci and seeing some parallels with Frank Lloyd Wright. Leonardo was good at geometry and used both plane and solid geometry to work out ideas about nature. His visual acuity made him more adept at geometry, and he also was left-handed (right-b...
by RonMcCrea
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:06 am
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Topic: eBay: Taliesin Fellowship dance program from 1953
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Two things strike me: 1. Olgivanna Lloyd Wright's name does not appear in the program, although she is the moving force. FLLW does the introduction himself. 2. "Polly Lockhart" became Frances Nemtin.