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by wjsaia
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:34 am
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Topic: eBay: Letter from FLW to Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller
Replies: 18
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Re: eBay: Letter from FLW to Marilyn Monroe & Arthur Miller

It’s that time of year again–meaning, of course, that it's time for another “Design Signature” auction by Heritage Auctions . As for the Wright related lots–#s 67072 through 67083, it appears there is less apparently stolen material in this offering than we have seen in past HA auctions and no irrep...
by wjsaia
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:33 pm
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Topic: Article: Open Corner Sliding Glass Doors: Towards a Light & Wide Architecture
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Article: Open Corner Sliding Glass Doors: Towards a Light & Wide Architecture

The person standing at the open corner is James Goldstein's principal personal assistant and property manager for the Sheats-Goldstein house, Roberta Leighton, who became a new best friend of every FLlW Building Conservancy Los Angeles conference attendee last year. She is very well-informed concern...
by wjsaia
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:14 pm
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Topic: John Rattenbury house - Phoenix, AZ
Replies: 13
Views: 1432

Okay. I was referring to a line on the linked page: "Designed by Taliesin Architects John Rattenbury from a Frank Lloyd Wright concept." S Goodness, what a stretch in several ways . . . The original clients' name was Fields. Their house was built with no or almost no habitable space other than an e...
by wjsaia
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:04 am
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Topic: Taliesin Associated Architects Archives
Replies: 10
Views: 1244

Thanks, Dan. I was mostly curious in wondering if T. West had held on to any TAA Archives - or, had chosen to go 'completely out of the business'. I guess all that has happened w/ the School closing, the Archives no longer there and, the residents 'aging-out' -- has me wondering what the future of ...
by wjsaia
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:41 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Although Wright’s design principles often become mangled as seen here in a sort of amateurish, Graycliff-meets-Richard Neutra-like superficiality, his ongoing attractiveness in American popular culture is evidenced by such persistent, opportunistic attempts to portray for a mass audience his ...
by wjsaia
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:07 pm
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Topic: Wright Birthday Party at Taliesin
Replies: 2
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Mark Hertzberg, Cultural Treasure

What a treat, Mark. All kudos to you for your superbly developed talents and a seemingly endless willingness to share all manner of their bounty and your sweet self so generously . . .

Bows of gratitude,

Bill Schwarz
by wjsaia
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:58 pm
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Topic: Heritage Auctions' site
Replies: 151
Views: 22257

My question is where is Heritage getting all of these drawing sets?...do they network?...is this a mother load from a single collector or his/her estate?...did these drawings and prints "walk" out of Taliesin?...were these drawings and prints part of the mid-1980's drawing sale held by Taliesin?......
by wjsaia
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:24 pm
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Topic: eBay: Taliesin student drafting set - circa 1955
Replies: 6
Views: 1647

I would say there are multiple questionable and problematic aspects that surround this offering. No entity existed by the name of "THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE AT TALIESIN" until August 2017. There was no "MASTER PROGRAM," no "TALIESIN EAST [Spring Green, Wisconsin] ACCOUNTING DEPARTMENT," no "class b...
by wjsaia
Thu May 02, 2019 7:52 pm
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Topic: stran steel
Replies: 12
Views: 2627

Re: Enameled panels

One of the original enameled panels survives as a furnishing in Wright's / Aaron Green's San Francisco office (now disassembled). I believe the surviving panel was there as a submittal for approval. Yes, there was a piece of a fascia panel in the office, with the dimpled pattern along the edge. Loo...
by wjsaia
Thu May 02, 2019 7:47 pm
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Topic: Original Walker House Enameled Steel Roofing Panels
Replies: 3
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Original Walker House Enameled Steel Roofing Panels

I have pulled out of the post-outage shadows the thread entitled "MY OWN PHOTOS... WALKER RESIDENCE, CARMEL-CALIFORNIA," initiated in 2008 by "gaunche," for Tom's benefit–as well as for all of ours–because the 2009 postings on Pages 4 and 5 therein include shots of the original Walker ...
by wjsaia
Thu May 02, 2019 7:40 pm
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Topic: MY OWN PHOTOS... WALKER RESIDENCE, CARMEL-CALIFORNIA
Replies: 99
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Attempting to bring the thread entitled "MY OWN PHOTOS... WALKER RESIDENCE, CARMEL-CALIFORNIA," initiated by "guanche," up out of post-outage shadows . . . we'll see.
by wjsaia
Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:49 pm
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Topic: Klearflax Rugs by The Linen Looms, Inc.????
Replies: 8
Views: 11673

This is for the purpose of resurrecting this thread from the depths of post-outage obscurity due to lost Wright Chat search-ability . . .

WJS
by wjsaia
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:25 pm
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Topic: eBay: Various FLW signed letters & postcards
Replies: 27
Views: 5556

A Cry for Help! Rood?

I am always interested in almost anything having to do with Frank Lloyd Wright and like to explore clues that offer glimpses into most aspects of the man, including his private, inner world�how he responded internally to unfolding events, how he thought, how he operated, how he thought to ope...
by wjsaia
Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:46 pm
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Topic: John Amarantides
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

John Amarantides

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Sadly, we learned today of John's passing. A lovely man -- an architect, graphics artist and musician -- kind, patient and generous . . .


Butterfly graphic by John A., re-interpreted by Eric O'Malley to honor John on this day.
by wjsaia
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:21 am
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Topic: Article: Marin County CC roof to get $17M makeover
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

I hope this might provide a degree of clarifying illumination of some of the practical circumstances with respect to the Marin County Civic Center roof color. The feasibility of applying a gold-colored roofing membrane as had been originally intended by Wright was explored rigorously in 1960-61 (sub...