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by DRN
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:44 am
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 4108

Re: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020

The article maddeningly doesn’t make clear if the school will continue to use the drafting studio at Hillside during the summer and early fall months. It alludes to the Fellowship having done seasonal residency, but it is not clear that is current or will continue... just that the site is open. When...
by DRN
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:32 am
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Topic: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Dealing with visitors in this time of COVID

We have seen an increase in traffic of slow drivers in the parking lot in front of our house: some stop, still others get out of the car for a pic at the curb. Tired of staying at home I guess. None have approached me when I’m in the garden or yard as yet. I did have to confront someone last month w...
by DRN
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:27 pm
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Topic: Wright's Fontana Boathouse - new website
Replies: 23
Views: 3815

Re: Wright's Fontana Boathouse - new website

The Yahara/Fontana Legacy build was an odd one for me to grasp. The original Wright design consisted of just a few presentation drawings and a later "black and white shadow study", and as rendered, it had few if any "scale entourage" bits on the drawings....not person, shell, or oar in sight. When c...
by DRN
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:25 pm
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Topic: The Usonia Collection of furniture by Inside Weather
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: The Usonia Collection of furniture by Inside Weather

The pieces are not unattractive, but other than one piece being hexagonal, I see nothing particularly evocative of Wright in these. In fact, the chair vaguely reminds me of a number of Pierre Jeanneret’s Chandigarh pieces.

Brand dilution?
by DRN
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:16 am
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Topic: American Systems Built homes
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: American Systems Built homes

MOman2, I’d suggest you reach out to Mike Lilek in Milwaukee, he has been the font of information with the ASBH’s that have been toured during the FLWBC conferences: https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2016/10/05/op-ed-dreaming-about-frank-lloyd-wright/ http://wrightinmilwaukee.org/learn.html https://www.wuw...
by DRN
Wed Jun 17, 2020 1:47 pm
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Topic: eBay: 'Signed drawing of S. C. Johnson Research Tower'
Replies: 6
Views: 224

Re: eBay: 'Signed drawing of S. C. Johnson Research Tower'

The drawing is suspicious...why Wright's Initials AND a full signature on such a crudely drawn and lettered sketch? A red rectangle? I don't see Wright or Howe allowing this to leave the studio if it was produced there. There is a drawing in the Christie house file with better drafting and lettering...
by DRN
Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:04 pm
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Topic: Charnley House
Replies: 53
Views: 37262

Re: Charnley House

An interesting three part read on Sullivan, Wright, and the Charnley House: http://chicagopatterns.com/louis-sullivan-frank-lloyd-wright-charnley-house/ http://chicagopatterns.com/louis-sullivan-frank-lloyd-wright-charnley-house-part-2/ http://chicagopatterns.com/louis-sullivan-frank-lloyd-wright-ch...
by DRN
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:41 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"

Contenders Way: a typical homebuilder's understanding of Wright...the entry rotunda is more Graves sans color than Wright.
Valencia Court: claustrophobic is right...the windows are treated as singular holes in walls mostly, thus the box is unbroken.
by DRN
Wed Jun 10, 2020 4:00 pm
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Topic: Save the Blood Services Building in Scottsdale
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Save the Blood Services Building in Scottsdale

According to the website https://www.historicaerials.com/viewer, construction was underway for the building at the site in the 1972 image and work is completed in the 1973 image. The larger buildings on the site appear one by one starting in the 1978 image.
by DRN
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:30 pm
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Topic: Save the Blood Services Building in Scottsdale
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Save the Blood Services Building in Scottsdale

Thanks for posting this GDenempont. William Wesley Peters and Stephen Nemtin were former Wright apprentices who designed this building under the auspices of Wright's successor firm, Taliesin Associated Architects (TAA). Peters was the principal architect of the firm and Nemtin was likely the project...
by DRN
Tue Jun 09, 2020 3:13 pm
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Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

GREAT!
Both Cosanti and Arcosanti make sense as places for the learning by making and doing to continue.
Taliesin’s loss....
by DRN
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:47 am
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Topic: eBay: Cassina 'Friedman Chair and Ottoman'
Replies: 11
Views: 335

Re: eBay: Cassina 'Friedman Chair and Ottoman'

There appears to be some discoloring at the base of the rear tapered legs. Is this natural variability in the color of the graining, or possibly a repair? Would the rear leg be vulnerable to splitting given its shape? Does this chair or its 1950’s brethren have a glide or some other tip to protect t...
by DRN
Fri May 29, 2020 10:04 am
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Topic: For sale: Frank J. Baker House - Wilmette, IL
Replies: 24
Views: 3554

Re: For sale: Frank J. Baker House - Wilmette, IL

The proposed work will sensitively update the house for modern living. All good. About the opening of the article though... The Frank J. Baker House in Wilmette was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1909. Reportedly, Wright himself brought the plans to Baker in Wilmette via horseback. Really?! In 19...
by DRN
Thu May 28, 2020 10:37 am
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Topic: Richard Nixon lived in an apprentice-designed home
Replies: 5
Views: 3300

Eleanore Pettersen, Malcolm Wells 1970's work

The 1970's work of Eleanore Pettersen and Malcolm Wells are included in the 10 most endangered in historic sites in New Jersey. https://www.nj.com/news/2020/05/here-are-njs-10-most-endangered-historic-sites-for-2020.html The Alford/Nixon house on Charlden Drive in Saddle River pictured in the articl...
by DRN
Wed May 27, 2020 3:55 pm
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Topic: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University
Replies: 76
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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Posting of the materials gleaned from the Archives may not be possible unless agreed upon by those in charge at Columbia University Libraries. The electronic files that I have seen issued from the Avery of FLW Archival material has had the following as the first page of the file: © Warning Regarding...