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by Meisolus
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:54 am
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Topic: Traditional Architectural Rendering Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 613

SDR, I completely understand what you're saying about nerve. It's what's stopped me up until this point. There were two factors that have made me want to at least give this a try (I make no promises on following through though, just trying). The first was I purchased a book called Americans in Paris...
by Meisolus
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:57 pm
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Topic: Universal Portland Cement Co. Exhibition
Replies: 53
Views: 8165

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in such a long time on this topic, but I got a new job about two months ago and life has been really hectic. I did manage to go back to the model and make some (to me) pretty significant changes. What David posted is much closer to what is shown in the retouched photo...
by Meisolus
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:41 pm
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Topic: Traditional Architectural Rendering Techniques
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Traditional Architectural Rendering Techniques

Back when I was studying architecture at Kent State (1997-2003) a friend of mine got an ad in the mail for a summer class in New York City that would teach traditional architectural rendering techniques. It was mostly ink and watercolor on paper. They had images of what some students had done and it...
by Meisolus
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:39 am
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Topic: Cesar Pelli
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Views: 874

Pelli also designed what is today the Key Bank Building in Cleveland, the tallest building in Ohio. I've always found it to be rather elegant, though I'm not a fan of the red keys at the top.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_Tower
by Meisolus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:01 am
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Topic: Article: Darwin Martin House completes $52M renovations
Replies: 50
Views: 6353

Thanks SDR, very interesting. It appears there is still some furniture and many windows missing, but I get that these things are expensive and take time. The Martin House website says that the 394 windows were the "single largest collection of Wright's career". I disagree. Surely the Imperial Hotel ...
by Meisolus
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:02 am
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Topic: Article: Darwin Martin House completes $52M renovations
Replies: 50
Views: 6353

Does this mean all the windows have been restored? I though that it was going to take longer to reproduce all of the art glass as it was so complex and expensive.
by Meisolus
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 am
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Topic: Article: Best architects of all time - ranked
Replies: 15
Views: 2442

DRN, the fact that you included Borromini just warmed my heart. I'd throw Guarino Guarini onto the Baroque list as well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guarino_Guarini
by Meisolus
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:35 pm
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Topic: Metzger House
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

THANK YOU SDR!!! Wow, what a beauty! And what a monster. Could you imagine being up on that third floor up on a hill overlooking Lake Michigan? Gorgeous stuff. In my researches, I found that Paul Kruty had a model made of the house for an exhibition several years ago. The catalogue is hard to find a...
by Meisolus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:02 pm
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Topic: Metzger House
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

I agree with your assessment. Is that a fireplace on the balcony as well, or just a recess?
by Meisolus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:25 pm
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Topic: Metzger House
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Based on the plans on Visions of Wright, I didn't think the living room was 2 stories. To me the area labeled 'balcony' looks like a huge open air room that has enclosed rooms off of it. What do you think Roderick?
by Meisolus
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:24 am
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Topic: Metzger House
Replies: 12
Views: 2038

Metzger House

I've been digging through my Wright books lately, and I'm becoming extremely intrigued by the unbuilt Victor E. Metzger House of 1902. It was published in the Wasmuth, and there seem to be a number of perspectives floating around out there. To me, it appears huge, robust, and inviting. I'm rather sm...
by Meisolus
Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:21 am
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Topic: Hollyhock House Archives Now Online
Replies: 4
Views: 882

Fantastic news Stan! How wonderful that they are doing this, and that they're uploading images that are both clear and ridiculously huge. This is exciting.
by Meisolus
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:30 am
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Topic: The Kaufmann's Art Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 1263

Fallingwater sent me a very prompt reply. They said they had no record of The Rock being on display there. Furthermore, Franklin Toker's Fallingwater Rising says that the painting was displayed at either their Pittsburgh or Palm Springs residence. I have now reached out to the Art Institute of Chica...
by Meisolus
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:00 am
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Topic: The Kaufmann's Art Collection
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Views: 1263

The Art Institute's page on the work says it was commissioned by the Kaufmanns and was on display at Fallingwater. The article you cited tells a slightly different story, but we know it belonged to the Kauffmans and was donated by EKj. I emailed Fallingwater and asked if it used to be there. Hopeful...