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by Tom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:34 pm
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

Roderick, is Wright's intended scheme for lighting the dining room documented and available somewhere?
by Tom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:33 pm
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

Roderick, is Wright's intended scheme for lighting the dining room documented and available?
by Tom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:55 am
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

... yeah, and what about Ms Barnsdalls' hanging light above the dining room table!
YUCKY

You know - I assumed the two tone exterior was something like restoration in progress.
Is this somebody's idea of a permanent improvement?!
by Tom
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:45 am
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Topic: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House
Replies: 11
Views: 919

Re: VR Tour Coming to Hollyhock House

Nice - thank you.
The two tone exterior irritates me.
by Tom
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:56 am
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 21
Views: 243

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

... so the underlying geometry of this building? Seems like there are basically two conceptual interlocking tapering faceted geometries. One seems to be the base plan four sided diamond shape. The other seems to be more obscure, in opposition to the the base plan and containing the elevators. The ba...
by Tom
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:39 pm
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Topic: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model
Replies: 21
Views: 243

Re: The Illinois 'Mile-High' Tower Architectural Model

I'm pretty sure in 'A Testament' Wright claimed there would be "no sway" at the top floor because of his "tripod" construction. I liked the shot of the model posted by elevatorscene. This building is one I've never been able to fully comprehend - geometrically. Would love to see that model and bette...
by Tom
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:14 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 29
Views: 421

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

Strikes me as highly experimental on the exterior.
Plan reminds me of Coonley.
Wonder what the interiors were like?

...oops
sorry about this duplicated post.
trying now to see if I can delete it
by Tom
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:13 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 29
Views: 421

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

Strikes me as highly experimental on the exterior.
Plan reminds me of Coonley.
Wonder what the interiors were like?
by Tom
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:52 am
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Topic: Davy Davison
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Davy Davison

Two questions:
Who is Davy Davison and are the photographs available to link to online?
by Tom
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:46 am
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 1916

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

Aaron Betsky is going to Virginia Tech as Director of their program.
by Tom
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:48 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3630

Re: The campaign against degeneracy

I would like to see the arguments the Dreihaus group use to justify this proposal.
I don't see this group making this move without being very well prepared legally.
Anybody seen anything on this?
There must be something like a legal brief and position paper - no?
by Tom
Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:43 pm
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Topic: History of Plate Glass?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: History of Plate Glass?

Surely Tugendhat (1928) must be considered at least one of the early uses of large architectural plate glass.
Villa Savoy is same time frame. The large plate glass of the sliding living room walls - another example.
I don't think Wright ever used plate glass like that.
by Tom
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:59 am
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Topic: Democratic Space: The Ecstatic Geography Whitman and Wright
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Democratic Space: The Ecstatic Geography Whitman and Wright

Forgotten about this post and essay. thanks for calling it up. Interesting that the excerpt posted comes late in his life - in the 50's Would have thought earlier for something like that. But does indicate his commitment to the content of his work. (new format seems to be a big improvement - I will ...
by Tom
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:42 am
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3630

Somehow my email notifications for WrightChat seemed to have stopped. Thought this thread had gone cold. Regarding Goodman's War and Peace Report (DN): the show has come under criticism within the past couple of years from long term listeners and also from former employees. I think the criticism beg...