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by lang
Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:06 am
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Topic: Article: Kraus House - Ebsworth Park, MO
Replies: 18
Views: 6338

A quick glance at the photos shows that a lot of the brick work is exposed to the elements. I would imagine that water would degrade the mortar over a period of years.
by lang
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:48 am
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Topic: Article on an Edgar Tafel designed home
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Sorry I couldn't get the link active. Langdon
by lang
Sun Dec 28, 2014 6:39 am
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Topic: Article on an Edgar Tafel designed home
Replies: 2
Views: 2586

Article on an Edgar Tafel designed home

I just stumbled upon a very nice article on the apartment therapy website: There plenty of pictures to enjoy of a well kept Usonian designed by Edger Tafel.:http //www.apartmenttherapy.com/joshua ... our-199266
by lang
Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:54 pm
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Topic: Journalism, Apples and Oranges
Replies: 6
Views: 3513

I recently found this old article. The Author describes Wright's work as perverse and claustrophobic ! A house with floor to ceiling glass is claustrophobic? Really? Fortunately, a new addition allows one to " Experience a Wright house while not being condemned to live in one." Sounds like a hatchet...
by lang
Mon Jan 27, 2014 5:27 am
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Topic: another Nu-sonian
Replies: 23
Views: 12641

Perhaps a Nusonian that is "non-Wright" is more acceptable. It seems that too many homages to the old man arouse contempt rather than admiration. Are there any non Wright Usonians that stand out? If so then what makes the design pass muster?
by lang
Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:04 am
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Topic: Nike Winged Victory of Samothrace Statue
Replies: 7
Views: 5073

Art grade resin, what an elegant way of saying, "plastic".
by lang
Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:57 am
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Topic: Iconic Legends:The 10 Greatest Modern Architects of Our Time
Replies: 12
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Iconic Legends:The 10 Greatest Modern Architects of Our Time

http://freshome.com/2012/08/17/iconic-legends-the-10-greatest-modern-architects-of-our-time/ I know all these lists are all subjective, but really! How does Gehry rate the #1 spot over Frank Lloyd Wright? You can see Wright's influence in the work of many architects and in the layouts of modern flo...
by lang
Sun May 12, 2013 7:29 am
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Topic: structural stone walls
Replies: 15
Views: 13335

jmixon, Nowadays structural stone walls are simply too inefficient, and they cause problems. Stone is a really poor insulator, so a structural stone wall has to be insulated somehow, either by making a "double" wall of stone and insulting the space between, or by finishing the interior in a differen...
by lang
Sun Apr 14, 2013 2:53 pm
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Topic: Hoffman Showroom status
Replies: 21
Views: 11071

How sad, it is almost unthinkable. and yet another Wright work is lost. simply amazing that no one could be bothered to preserve an architectural landmark!
by lang
Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:46 pm
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
Replies: 35
Views: 19786

Perhaps its the variance from Wright's geometries, itself, which makes these others' furniture a good choice; no one would mistake the furniture with Wright's, which is comforting to those who wish to clarify that they haven't introduced pseudo-Wright objects into these historic interiors ?-Sdr Perh...
by lang
Thu Feb 28, 2013 7:08 pm
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Topic: Preparing an unbuilt chair design for construction
Replies: 116
Views: 77719

"The restored house is intended to be a house museum. What is the point of putting a fake, phony chair in a museum as if it somehow existed" If the intent was to show the chair as original to the house then yes, what is the point? I would however, venture to say that the chair would be a worthwhile ...
by lang
Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:55 pm
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Topic: Preparing an unbuilt chair design for construction
Replies: 116
Views: 77719

I also wonder if copyright protection could be afforded to a project that could not even be built without significant design alterations?
by lang
Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:34 am
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Topic: Plans for Taliesin floor lamp?
Replies: 12
Views: 19962

try this site: www.prairiedesigns.com . Good luck.
by lang
Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:42 pm
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Topic: Storm "Sandy"
Replies: 17
Views: 8706

My hopes and prayers for the good health and safety of any chatters in sandys path!
Langdon
by lang
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:03 am
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Topic: FSC Usonian House Progress
Replies: 30
Views: 21163

Thanks to michealmaguire for posting so much up on the internet for everyone to enjoy! The new building may not be "pure" Wright but it is as good as we are likely to get in this lifetime. I'm simply enjoying the wonderful trim-work and the clean fresh blocks!. it is a truly impressive piece of work...