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by JChoate
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:55 pm
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Topic: Hollyhock end tables
Replies: 19
Views: 610

Hollyhock end tables

https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/hollyhockhousetables?utm_campaign=Wright%2BSociety&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Wright_Society_185 Unless I missed it, I don't seen an explanation of the whereabouts and reason for the price tag for the fundraiser. Who owns them now and is looking to sell th...
by JChoate
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:11 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
Replies: 27
Views: 970

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by JChoate
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:01 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
Replies: 27
Views: 970

Something about 'balanced asymmetry' as a visually pleasing and desirable state may be entangled with the Rule of Thirds idea that is applicable to two dimensional composition.

https://willgoodlet.com/posts/why-does- ... hirds-work
by JChoate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:23 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice R Green Usonian-esque in Atlanta
Replies: 33
Views: 5952

The architect of that C&S Bank building was Richard Aeck. He was an apprentice at Taliesin in the 1940's. In addition to that bank building, he was also the architect of the domed coliseum at Georgia Tech, which was a cool looking steel structure as it was erected in the 50's: https://ramblinwreck.c...
by JChoate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:08 pm
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Topic: Video: Drone-view of Florida Southern College
Replies: 4
Views: 274

a drone's-eye view of any assemblage of flat-roofed buildings doesn't tend to be the most flattering. But, the grass sure looks green.
by JChoate
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:57 pm
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Topic: "Plagued by Fire" review
Replies: 92
Views: 7047

I'm almost finished with Plagued By Fire and I've enjoyed it. I'm finished with the text proper, and am proceeding thru the epilogues & appendices to see if there's anything of additional interest. On page 531 the author is discussing his source materials. As part of that, it sounds like he may be f...
by JChoate
Thu Jan 02, 2020 3:58 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice R Green Usonian-esque in Atlanta
Replies: 33
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Golly Tom, I had an inkling these photos might stir the pot of your memory banks, but I didn't think you'd get so stuck on the very first photo, and stuck so deeply. I hope you eventually married Diane Reeves, or at least enjoyed enough of your relationship to merit the pending indentured servitude ...
by JChoate
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:19 pm
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Topic: FLW Apprentice R Green Usonian-esque in Atlanta
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Someone sent me this link to an article about early & mid-century modern architecture in Atlanta: https://wdanielanderson.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/modern-atlanta-then-now/ They sent it to me because it includes Robert Green's Copeland house. Looking at this collection of other mid-mod buildings, it ...
by JChoate
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:05 am
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 5537

I ran across an upper level floor plan at Taliesin, which you don't see too often. Studying it, I noticed for the first time a roof porch adjacent to the upstairs bedroom -- hadn't known that porch was there, tucked between the chimney and Olgivanna's bedroom roof. Just as I've never seen any photos...
by JChoate
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:31 pm
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Topic: Taliesin
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According this article, Kieran Murphy says the Bird Walk dates to 1953. It is "... a long and narrow protruding balcony he added in 1953 as a gesture to his third wife, Olgivanna, whom Murphy said wanted to be nearer to the singing birds in a now-departed oak tree." http://archive.jsonline.com/featu...
by JChoate
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:01 pm
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 5537

It’s become clear to me that I have become more fascinated & interested in Taliesin than any other building on the planet. It never gets old…. There always seems to be another photo that shows up, illustrating some configuration I’d not seen before. The Taliesin Preservation soci...
by JChoate
Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:37 pm
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Topic: Lecture: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Irving Gill
Replies: 6
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I love the Hill House. The first time I visited there I found the sense of all-encompassing design delightful and sort of more than one could take in -- very much like work of FLW and also Carlo Scarpa. Second time I visited I figured out it was a good idea to go slowly and keep looking longer to be...
by JChoate
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:18 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright fabrics at Spoonflower
Replies: 20
Views: 1110

That Ocotillo photo is one the greats - on many levels. Those woven pieces are terrific, deployed and arranged with seemingly casual skill. Also interesting is the curious clump of dried brush over Lloyd's head. I wonder why that's there? Decorative or some function?
by JChoate
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:03 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright fabrics at Spoonflower
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.... Then, we have the Motherlode of all Patterned Throw Pillows at Saarinen's Miller House. https://www.google.com/search?q=saarinen+miller+house+interior&client=safari&hl=en-us&prmd=isnv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiQ47fOwu3lAhWETd8KHTO8AmEQ_AUoAXoECA0QAQ&biw=1024&bih=671#imgrc=X_zHYAtVyQ...
by JChoate
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:51 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright fabrics at Spoonflower
Replies: 20
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SDR I tend to agree with your last statement. I think a little pattern goes a long way and Less is usually More. An exception that somehow really works is the collected array at Fallingwater. Is it just that the multiple patterns in that instance are just that perfectly orchestrated, or is there som...