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by Deke
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:10 pm
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Topic: John Geiger Update
Replies: 15
Views: 8559

John told me about that WWII island duty as well. It was, I believe, included in the videotaped interview I made with him. I got the impression that he and the couple others on that island were forgotten for long stretches of time, giving them the chance to put together that amphibious craft. I only...
by Deke
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:54 pm
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Topic: The Genesis f the Usonian house
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Views: 10205

You're right that this is an under explored area of Wright's career, but I have to assume that's because there is no smoking gun that explains the shift in his design vocabulary. My take is this: --he was tired of being the Prairie school guy. --he tried going in a super decorative style - from the ...
by Deke
Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:35 am
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Topic: Seth Peterson Cottage Site Plan
Replies: 74
Views: 99107

Raises an interesting question for me: Is a Wright-designed building that looks the same from the outside, but has different/changed internal framing, still a Wright design? I imagine a Peterson cottage built today would have engineered beams and some steel supports in the liiving room window framin...
by Deke
Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:32 pm
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Topic: Fir Tree House
Replies: 51
Views: 28144

Not sure how Columbia could do that. The Getty paid for the photo-documentation of the archive and a set of photos was part of the bargain. As was the microfiche of all the correspondence.

Deke
by Deke
Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:30 pm
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Topic: Fir Tree House
Replies: 51
Views: 28144

What a treat to see a lesser known work. It makes me wonder what other seldom-photographed homes are out there. Price is one of them. This was has a terrific mix of style and rustic cabin-ness. The use of shingles on the exterior walls is pretty unique, and I can't think of a house with such a varie...
by Deke
Sat Dec 22, 2012 6:48 pm
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Topic: Article: Most spectacular buildings never built
Replies: 3
Views: 2963

Anyone have plans and els of that howard hawks house by Neutra?
by Deke
Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:54 pm
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
Replies: 1371
Views: 727093

To me this points out the glitch I often have with FLW works: the composition is appealing, but the scale is lacking. You could take almost every FLW building and scale it up by 1/3 and have a much more pleasing experience. I think there is a bit of a disconnect for many who only see photos of the b...
by Deke
Fri Dec 07, 2012 10:17 am
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Topic: Exhibition: FLW's Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home
Replies: 9
Views: 5074

This home has a distinctive look to the interior color scheme. Any explanation for that? Was it a matter of a larger budget? I've hear Olgivanna played some role in interior design on latter projects.

Deke
by Deke
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:07 pm
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Topic: Iovanna Wright
Replies: 24
Views: 25721

I've always thought the whole fellowship / foundation situation would make for a fascinating documentary. Someone should put Wright's daughter on video while there is still time.
by Deke
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:06 pm
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Topic: For sale: Usonian-esque in Cinton, NJ
Replies: 26
Views: 12491

Wright did use recessed lighting in the ceiling plane on occasion. The exhibition house for "60 Year" comes to mind...one of my favorite designs and a good example for this discussion. BTW when I talked with John Geiger about that design he said the clerestory window/ceiling height was originally ve...
by Deke
Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:39 pm
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Topic: The David Wright house has been put up for sale!!
Replies: 211
Views: 110641

So the price is going up?
by Deke
Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:15 pm
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Topic: The David Wright house has been put up for sale!!
Replies: 211
Views: 110641

Count me in if you get any traction, Peterm.

As far as ruthless developers threatening demolition (something that also happened to a Nuetra house in Beverly Hills) this is another reason the conservancy should proactively address this issue.

Deke
by Deke
Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:59 am
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Topic: Erector-set Building System
Replies: 25
Views: 12170

I am all for a kit-of-parts solution to home building. That's my idea of pre-fab. I long for the day when you can go to Home Depot and by a few wall/floor/roof sections and assemble them into a spare bedroom. Kitchens and Bathrooms would be trucked in and plugged in place. The trick is would this wo...
by Deke
Wed Nov 14, 2012 9:03 pm
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Topic: The David Wright house has been put up for sale!!
Replies: 211
Views: 110641

Some may recall I floated the time-share idea with a much less expensive Wright house...one that Peterm beat us to the punch on.

Deke
by Deke
Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:11 pm
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Topic: The David Wright house has been put up for sale!!
Replies: 211
Views: 110641

That "buyer" sounded fishy and I think was a ruse to delay the historic preservation designation. These guys are tricky.

Matt
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