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by Rood
Wed Mar 31, 2021 5:53 pm
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Topic: John Rattenbury 1928-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: John Rattenbury 1928-2021

In the late ‘90s I had the wonderful opportunity to attend a weeklong residential seminar on FLW held at the Sims House in Hawaii hosted by John and Kay Rattenbury. During the seminar we enjoyed their personal stories about their time at Taliesin, we heard their audio recordings of FLW, their home ...
by Rood
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:18 pm
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Topic: John Rattenbury 1928-2021
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Re: John Rattenbury 1928-2021

Having worked under John during my first year in the Fellowship ... I'll miss his ever present smile and his wonderful sense of humour. It should be mentioned that John's father was also a noted architect. In the late 1800's the senior Rattenbury moved from England to British Columbia, and, at the a...
by Rood
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:58 am
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Topic: Alvar Aalto similarities
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Alvar Aalto similarities

SDR wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:47 pm
There is a Sverre Fehn house, perhaps the only one I've seen photos of, which evokes Wright. I'd like to see more of his work.
S
One of cousin Sverre Fehn's most interesting structures is his Glacier Museum in Norway ... See:

https://en.wikiarquitectura.com/buildin ... er-museum/
by Rood
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:41 am
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Re: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house

That's the rebuilt and expanded version of the house for which Jorgine Boomer was the client. Drawings here, beginning with item # 62, T.4707: https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Wright%20Pauson;size=48;page=2;sort=0 A couple more drawings for Boomer are found early on page one of the file. S I'm ...
by Rood
Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:32 am
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Topic: Article on Wright Houses in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan
Replies: 20
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Re: Article on Wright Houses in St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, Michigan

We can only wonder if Mr. Wright every cooking anything on his own in his entire life, and if true .. if that had something to do with his preference for small "workspaces". Except that we were told he was much influenced by the kitchens he found aboard cross-country trains ... which had to serve hu...
by Rood
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:54 pm
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Topic: Video: Marin County Civic Center - Golden facia
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Views: 1136

Re: Video: Marin County Civic Center - Golden facia

SDR wrote:
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:16 am
. To state that the building was ever contemplated as "roofless" is of course a stretch . . . or a simple misunderstanding of the history.
If my memory serves ... the original inner courtyard and skylit hallways were meant to be "roofless"
by Rood
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:00 pm
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 888

Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

All copies of the Arizona Highways Magazine have just been digitized ... I trust these links will work, because it took some doing to find them. There are more, too, but it'll take time for me to go through everything ... they begin in 1921! When the link opens, you have to click "View" in the upper...
by Rood
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:30 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
Replies: 89
Views: 50535

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

I find it very satisfying to think Wright's remains would be somehow bound into a garden wall. There's much focus on Wright's use of windows and trellises to integrate the building to its natural surroundings, while the garden wall seems to get less focus. Rood, do you know where this wall is, prec...
by Rood
Sat Feb 13, 2021 9:35 pm
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Topic: FLW Disney-fied
Replies: 10
Views: 873

Re: FLW Disney-fied

Reidy wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:25 pm
The main beach in Carmel CA has at one end (the bottom of Ocean Ave) a restroom modeled on Walker at the opposite end.
And all for only $750,000.00
by Rood
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:35 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
Replies: 89
Views: 50535

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

Speculations on why Mrs. Wright wished to relocate his remains to Arizona are way off the mark. One year, in the 1970's, she returned to Wisconsin ... and almost immediately visited the grave yard. To her everlasting disgust ... she found empty beer bottles scattered over Mr. Wright's grave. Obvious...
by Rood
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:58 pm
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Topic: Article: Restored Arizona Biltmore Hotel - Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 9
Views: 1296

Re: Article: Restored Arizona Biltmore Hotel - Phoenix, AZ

Ten grand in 1929 = $152K today. The Aztec room is the portion that I find most FLW-like. In fact, I would put money on it. The cottages don't have his scale, and if FLW had anything to do with their design, they were altered before construction. The tower by the entry also looks as if it was desig...
by Rood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:05 pm
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Topic: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II
Replies: 7
Views: 865

Re: Wright and Queen Elizabeth II

Here's one branch of William Carey Wright's family tree ... courtesy of www.geni.com, but no Franks here. Mads Jacobsen Schytte his father → Jacob Clausen Schytte his father → Claus Peterson Schytte his father → Nonne Gunnar Aagensdatter his mother → Marianne Esbernsdatter Udsen her mother → Ebbe Vo...
by Rood
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:52 pm
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Topic: Horse club and Sports complex?
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Views: 1983

Re: Horse club and Sports complex?

I have a Facebook friend who is a foreign architectural student needing inspiration in designing a "Horse club and sports complex." Did Mr. Wright ever design such buildings? Yes, but probably not specifically in line with your friend's needs. Nevertheless ... 1. The "Play Resort and Sports Club" f...
by Rood
Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:20 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 24
Views: 2720

Re: Taliesin West

Thanks! Never suspected a door was there from photos shot from across the room... so the overhead trusses would be parallel to the door "header". Must have been a frequently used shortcut. Yes about the "header", but in my long experience at TW, few ever went out onto the small terrace at the west ...