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by JChoate
Fri May 22, 2020 10:15 pm
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Topic: Vincent Scully lecture video about FLW 1914-1959
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Vincent Scully lecture video about FLW 1914-1959

Some poetic insights typical of Scully. Also some quirky old photographs I haven't seen before.

https://youtu.be/Xp6pZQSn7gI
by JChoate
Fri May 01, 2020 12:38 pm
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Topic: John deKoven Hill's Corbett House backyard
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Views: 3133

Re: John deKoven Hill's Corbett House backyard

The Corbett house came up in a conversation I was having yesterday, and it made me want to check Google Earth to see the status of things there. Their most recent satelite image appears to be a year & a half old, but we can already see the McMansions have blossomed. One winces when contemplating the...
by JChoate
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:53 pm
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Topic: Lloyd Lewis sections
Replies: 122
Views: 21394

Re: Lloyd Lewis sections

Tom asked about the red pipe thing, which appeared to be a screened porch enclosure in the 70's -ish photos. Loren Pope house does have a screened porch that is similar in that it's top is also screened, but it's primarily a wood affair. But it does have cool little metal members that form the outer...
by JChoate
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:55 pm
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Topic: Hollyhock end tables
Replies: 19
Views: 1854

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: 2798

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by JChoate
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:01 pm
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Topic: Symmetry and asymmetry
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Views: 2798

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: 8043

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: 716

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: 93
Views: 12647

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
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Views: 8403

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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Views: 8403

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: 8403

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
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Views: 1047

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...