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by SREcklund
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 am
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Topic: Article: 18 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Article: 18 U.S. Icons That Are Falling Apart

The folks behind the Wright Revival Initiative made a number of brave statements regarding their potential support of the site, but I don't believe any of them moved beyond potential.
by SREcklund
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:47 pm
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Topic: Seeking Stolen Red Tile Images
Replies: 9
Views: 997

Re: Seeking Stolen Red Tile Images

Wow ... this is turning into quite the opus!
by SREcklund
Tue Feb 25, 2020 9:39 am
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Topic: Barnsdall Video
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re:

Roderick Grant wrote:
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:05 am
What directional differentiations are there between Los Angeles and San Diego? Is SD the "Deep South"?
Depends who you ask - SD is either our latest suburb, or the Neutral Zone ... :D
by SREcklund
Mon Feb 17, 2020 1:03 pm
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Topic: Little-known (to SDR) Albert Frey restored
Replies: 14
Views: 1642

Both of those houses are just spectacular in their simplicity and respect of site. I was fortunate enough to tour and shoot Frey II last year, and Cree last weekend.
by SREcklund
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:40 pm
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Topic: Barnsdall Video
Replies: 5
Views: 959

peterm wrote:I guess Santa Barbara/Montecito is now considered Central or Northern California?
As a native Angelino, I've always considered Santa Barbara to be "Central California" ... ;-)
by SREcklund
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:56 am
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Topic: Wright on CD-Rom
Replies: 4
Views: 602

The problem, of course, is the technological gap between now and then. 25-yr-old software won't run on any computer any of us own, and what passed for "high-resolution" in 1995 is but a thumbnail today ...
by SREcklund
Tue Feb 04, 2020 2:12 pm
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Topic: 1997 Life Dream house
Replies: 116
Views: 113629

Bringing this thread forward post outage, so it can be reached via search. Keywords : LIFE, Life Magazine, 1997 Dream House, Taliesin Architects, Rattenbury Link to the full article for those who don't have the (now 23 year old!) magazine: http://www.hldesignbuild.com/assets/lifemagazine-may1997-in...
by SREcklund
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:32 pm
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Topic: FLW SOA - SOAT CLOSES JUNE 2020
Replies: 62
Views: 6088

Official Statement from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

"SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (January 28, 2020) The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is preparing to expand educational programs for professionals and others in the wake of the announcement by the School of Architecture at Taliesin (SoAT) today that it will close at the end of its Spring semester. In discussions...
by SREcklund
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:37 pm
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Topic: Hollyhock end tables
Replies: 19
Views: 1816

In this past Wednesday's docent training session, Jeffrey Herr followed my presentation on Wright's timeline with his own on the house as it was in 1924. In it, he had a new image of the original end table attached to the reproduction couch, with the reproduction end table sitting alongside. You cou...
by SREcklund
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:23 pm
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Topic: Hollyhock House Digital Archive posted
Replies: 3
Views: 591

It's actually been up for the better part of a year; I think it's just now getting press. Not sure where they get their numbers on records, but it's currently 81 different architectural drawings of the house, Res A and B, and other related elements. The original blueprint used during construction wa...
by SREcklund
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:55 am
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Topic: Article: John Lautner's Reiner House (Silvertop) - LA, CA
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

It's spectacular, alright - and it was on the Conservancy's tour agenda last fall. I think the house today is best described by this Bestor quote from the article: "‘The best way, in my opinion, was to not be faithful to the original at all costs, but to follow the natural connection between m...
by SREcklund
Mon Dec 23, 2019 11:28 pm
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Topic: Making Wright Great Again ... The Next Decade
Replies: 55
Views: 5280

I frankly couldn't care less about Wright as a "cultural phenomenon"; I think the real issue is bringing the concepts of Wright's architecture to a new generation of housing. Wright as a person is important and interesting, but it's the architectural concepts that are truly timeless - provided we ma...
by SREcklund
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:29 pm
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Topic: Article: Glass panels being returned to Hollyhock
Replies: 6
Views: 801

Good news. Why Lloyd removed them in the first place is a puzzlement. I think it was part of the overall "modernization" mission of the '46 reno for the Olive Hill Foundation. Lots of glass and woodwork was pulled out during that effort, and this isn't the only glass to end up in the hands of colle...
by SREcklund
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:59 pm
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Topic: "Plagued by Fire" review
Replies: 93
Views: 12369

How about this for an unfortunate cover photo: https://www.google.com/books/edition/Frank_Lloyd_Wright_and_His_Manner_of_Tho/BgfxAwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&printsec=frontcover Must be one of the last photos ? Identified by the publisher only as "Wisconsin Historical Society, WHi 33104" S That's his 1957...
by SREcklund
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:56 pm
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Topic: Divorce question
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Views: 1083

All accounts I've read indicate that Kitty initially rejected a divorce upon his return from Europe, so that would put it no earlier than 1911.