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by DRN
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:34 pm
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Topic: Fallingwater Documentary featuring Edgar Kaufman, Jr.
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Re: Fallingwater Documentary featuring Edgar Kaufman, Jr.

The question is: How often, after Fallingwater, did FLW use that precise detail? Assuming you mean the glass set in a sealant channel let into a masonry wall? I have seen it in a number of Usonians, most often as a sidelight to a main entrance door. The detail also can appear where a run of French ...
by DRN
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:02 pm
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Topic: eBay: 'FLW original blue lines for Robie House'
Replies: 2
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Re: eBay: 'FLW original blue lines for Robie House'

I don’t believe the diazo process which produces blue line prints was available in 1909. These were likely printed sometime after WW2, possibly at the Wright Archives post 1959.

From what I have gathered from former apprentices, I don’t believe Taliesin had on site printing until the 1960’s.
by DRN
Sat Mar 28, 2020 3:45 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

Also: "Does a church steeple sway in the wind ? No, because the wind has no pressure on the top [of the tapered steeple]. . ." Heh. Given its height and slenderness ratio, the Illinois might not just sway, but might bow like an upended sine wave. The upper most “floors” are so small and served by o...
by DRN
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:57 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

I somehow recall seeing construction photos of this house a few years ago and we Chatters commenting upon it. The curved nook and the tall proportions are sticking in my memory.
by DRN
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:47 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 doubt the model in the photo at this link
https://imgur.com/gallery/59AA7uN
was built at Taliesin during Wright’s lifetime.
I recall seeing a model for the Illinois built specifically for the 1994 MoMA exhibition...this is that model.
by DRN
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:44 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

Of the Clearwater, Elmhurst, and Strait Lane offerings, the Clearwater looks sincerely inspired by Wright...with some repairs and warmer colors, it could be quite nice. Elmhurst has nice millwork which has the generic neo-prairie queues, but thin on spatial aspects. Strait Lane is straight out of a ...
by DRN
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 am
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Topic: Cinci '56 MCM House by Ben Dombar
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Cinci '56 MCM House by Ben Dombar

the current owners "spent years restoring it to Dombar's original blueprints" Unless the Dombar's had a Delorean with a flux capacitor to enable them to watch HGTV in the 2010's, I'd say this house is not restored to Dombar's original design. I suspect the author of the Cincinnati Refined article d...
by DRN
Sat Mar 21, 2020 7:07 am
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Topic: Davy Davison
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Davy Davison

Crosby Doe’s realty site still has the listing, with WWP noted as architect, he was the architect of record (the firm principal who sealed the drawings for permits), Davison was the design architect. https://architectureforsale.com/address/4212-country-road-jj-black-earth-wi-usa/ The Sorensen house ...
by DRN
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:27 pm
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Topic: Davy Davison
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Views: 285

Re: Davy Davison

Davison was one of four members of the Taliesin Fellowship to be imprisoned as conscientious objectors to the draft for WW2. From the Wisconsin State Journal, Thursday,June 17, 1943: Taliesin Pair Get Four Years on Draft Charges ' WAUSAU (U.R) Two members of the Taliesin fellowship from Architect Fr...
by DRN
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 pm
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Topic: Davy Davison
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Views: 285

Re: Davy Davison

Allen Lape "Davy" Davison (1913-1974) was a Senior Apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and continued on as an architect with Taliesin Associated Architects after Wright's death in 1959. Davy was the creator of the "night renderings", renderings of some of Wright's projects using light colored paint on ...
by DRN
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:30 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

I'd love to see the 1950's drawings prepared by Dombar to enable me to understand what if anything is left of the original design of the house in Cincinnati other than its footprint...which might be enlarged....and some center scored CMUs. The house looks HGTV'd from top to bottom...all it needs is ...
by DRN
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:03 pm
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Topic: Davy Davison
Replies: 12
Views: 285

Re: Davy Davison

Given the sloped ceilings in the bath and a (bed?)room, it can't be in the lower level of the main house under the Wright's quarters. It was my understanding that Davy developed MS later in life which impaired his mobility. One wonders if many stairs had to be traversed to access this apartment, or ...
by DRN
Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:38 am
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Topic: Wright's Glass House Quote?
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Views: 272

Re: Wright's Glass House Quote?

I recall reading an account of an afternoon Wright spent at Johnson’s Glass House in Pedro Guerrero’s book, “Picturing Wright”.
by DRN
Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:15 pm
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Topic: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: When is a Wrightian Block a Usonian Automatic Block?

Many thanks for the photos John. In the photos, there appears to be compressed wet mortar between the blocks. The Masonry Note you provide indicates dry setting with grout poured in at each course. Is this mortar that was applied to seal the joints? or ooze from the poured grout? This seems like it ...
by DRN
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:31 pm
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Topic: Seeking Stolen Red Tile Images
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: Seeking Stolen Red Tile Images

from this thread: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8350&p=68237&hilit=haber#p68237 Just to add my two cents to this conversation. . . I remember watching my grandmother, Jeannette Haber, make these tiles. She poured wet clay into a plaster mold, which had the FLLW signature molde...