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by stoddard
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:04 am
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Topic: Fir Tree House, Pecos, New Mexico
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Views: 12677

Pearce as well. Imparts a somewhat rustic feel in this Laurent variant.
by stoddard
Thu Sep 03, 2015 4:05 pm
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Topic: Sweeton Workspace
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Views: 121300

Palmer has stainless steel countertops in the butler's pantry and the kitchen. Red plastic laminate is used in the children's bathroom.
by stoddard
Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:58 am
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Topic: Greetings From The Palmer House
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Views: 3128

Agreed. The finest of the 5 Wright overnights I've experienced. Certainly in the top tier of Wright's creations.
by stoddard
Thu May 01, 2014 8:36 am
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Topic: Anne Baxter
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Anne Baxter

Actress Anne Baxter in youthful, glamour mode is the pinup girl in WORLD WAR II magazine's May/June issue. Included a pithy comment on Hollywood by "Grandpa Frank."
by stoddard
Sat Apr 05, 2014 4:13 pm
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Topic: Mag Article: "Endangered Species: 20th Century Modern H
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Views: 8593

Labyrinth was destroyed by Phil Donahue, another long ago daytime TV talker, not Merv Griffin.
by stoddard
Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:40 am
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Topic: Joseph Euchtman House Sold
Replies: 19
Views: 26769

Clerestory mystery

While on the subject of Euchtman perhaps someone can provide an answer to something that has puzzled me for some time. In the Storrer photo above, note the last clerestory window on the left, the one immediately adjacent to the masonry mass. At some point this window was removed, or sided over. Refe...
by stoddard
Wed Jan 01, 2014 11:50 am
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Topic: Wright Sites in the Movies
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Views: 15512

The Ennis House was used for several exterior scenes in the 1933 movie "Female" starring Ruth Chatterton and George Brent. Curiously, the interiors of the title character's mansion, obviously built on a sound stage, are in the Art Deco style.
by stoddard
Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:19 pm
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
Replies: 35
Views: 19700

"If he found the workmanship poor he was probably talking about the textile block houses. LA had more of a reputation for modern architecture in those days."----Reidy Lacking further documentation I suppose we'll never know for sure. However, Nakashima does say that in 1941, "the results (referring ...
by stoddard
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:02 pm
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
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SDR's points on the expression of structure in traditional Japanese architecture vs. Wright's suppression of same is a valid one. I would think Nakashima's first glimpse of the exterior of Hanna with its shoji like fenestration led to a greater letdown when the interior did not reveal the roof struc...
by stoddard
Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:41 am
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
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Views: 19700

Quoting from "The Soul of a Tree" regarding Nakashima's 1941 trip to California: "After having spent seven years in Asia, with it's tradition of fine craftsmanship, I felt I should take a survey trip from Seattle (where he was living at the time) to California to see firsthand what was considered th...
by stoddard
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:23 pm
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
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The Hagans' Kentuck Knob had a number of Nakashima pieces. An 8', or so, long credenza with the top ends cut at an angle to match the design grid. A coffee table, dining table and dining chairs. Perhaps other pieces that I don't recall. I've seen photos of the Coonley Playhouse extensively furnished...
by stoddard
Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:33 am
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Topic: Nakashima and Wright
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Views: 19700

I believe he felt that as a woodworker he would be personally in control of the quality of his "art." Whereas the realization of an architect's work, execution wise, is dependent on the competence of numerous contractors, craftsman and laborers. I had the pleasure of speaking with Mr. Nakashima twic...
by stoddard
Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:08 pm
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Topic: Pre-war Mies
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Views: 14253

Informative clips apparently taken before the appearance of the emerald green Barcelona chairs.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RsdDSth9nQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-6TMZ1w0vg
by stoddard
Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:53 pm
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Topic: Pre-war Mies
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Views: 14253

The flooring of the main level, as noted in a 1969 address by Grete Tugendhat, is white linoleum. She further mentions the constant attention required to keep it clean. A very good, pre-restoration, book on the house is linked to here: http://www.amazon.com/Ludwig-Mies-van-Rohe-Tugendhat/dp/32118306...
by stoddard
Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:19 pm
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Topic: Pre-war Mies
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Views: 14253

Pre-war Mies

It would seem Mies is not, or was not, always Mr. Black & White.
http://www.tugendhat.eu/cz/fotogalerie/ ... -2012.html