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by jay
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:56 am
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Topic: Backyard Cottage Ideas?
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Views: 1976

Re: Backyard Cottage Ideas?

I saw this ADU on Curbed the other day.....
http://www.shedbuilt.com/portfolio/alle ... lldescript

This "cottage" is stuffed between other homes...
Seems like they did a very clever job with sheltering and then expanding the sense of space.
by jay
Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm
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Topic: Wright's Glass House Quote?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Wright's Glass House Quote?

The story was also told in the recent-ish book "Architecture's Odd Couple". I don't have a copy though, can't check its source.
by jay
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:53 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
Replies: 135
Views: 3630

Speaking of PBS, you can stream their recent documentary on Paul R. Williams (for free):
https://www.pbssocal.org/programs/hollywoods-architect/
by jay
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:28 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
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Views: 3630

The tactic of leaking "drafts" or dropping "casual" mentions about highly controversial policy is something often used by this current administration... The political term is "trial balloon". Here's the first article that came up on a Google search, which, while being an opinion piece, really just i...
by jay
Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:47 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
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let's civilly discuss and focus on Wright There's a modern catchphrase "stick to sports", in which right wingers try to suppress professional athletes and the like anytime an athlete expresses a political opinion. This is applicable to other fields as well; one will recall when the Dixie Chicks exp...
by jay
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:36 pm
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Topic: The campaign against degeneracy
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I normally just like to visit and read and learn.

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Can we get back to constructive topics now?
So let me get this straight... You don't participate here, but demand that the people you "learn" from adhere to your personal reading preferences?
by jay
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:01 am
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Topic: The cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright
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Never thought in detail about the democracy issue in Wright. Always assumed it as sort of a personal yet general poetic expression from a guy immersed in Whitman. My initial thought was perhaps Wright was tapping into the national rhetoric of the time period––Great Depression, WWII, p...
by jay
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:10 am
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Topic: The cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright
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A very nice image in the first passage. (The second one starts to drift into the psychoanalytical stuff...) It reminds me of how powerful and effective "immersion journalism" can be by simply showing the reader images up close (the first person narrative gives far more of an "experience" than third ...
by jay
Wed Jan 29, 2020 2:45 pm
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Topic: The cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright
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I found the speculative exploration into Wright's emotional life intriguing, never conclusive, not intended to be. Hendrickson: “[Wright] lived his preposterous life in a kind of beautiful rage, and flames ran through it. It’s just a fact, and you will know it by the end of this bookâ...
by jay
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:26 pm
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Topic: The cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright
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A testimonial may be full of fiction; but as an article of testimony, it is therefore factual in of itself. Nevertheless, I'm no fan of psychoanalysis in any respect, including using Wright's own words to "figure him out" on a psychological level. (I’d also add that Wright never said anything...
by jay
Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:02 pm
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Topic: The cold heart of Frank Lloyd Wright
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JCO is writing about writing. She is criticizing writing. She's not writing about architecture. She's not writing about Wright. Perhaps it's worthwhile to remember that the medium here is in fact a work of writing. The subject is Wright, with incidental nods towards architecture, if I understand co...
by jay
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:15 pm
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Topic: Essay from Heritage Auctions on FLLW
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Views: 515

Ah well... I have a limited ability to imagine spaces from floor plans; in this case, not having a Wrightian 'peristyle' to reference at all, I'm afraid I can't really grasp how the main space would appear. (Certainly not the intersecting patterns, solids, and voids you are able to see.) In the Affl...
by jay
Sat Jan 25, 2020 12:58 pm
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Topic: Essay from Heritage Auctions on FLLW
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Thanks SDR, a very illuminating reply... Were there any perspectives drawn for the Affleck II or Morris living room? (The Jester living room is circular a la Lykes)
by jay
Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:55 am
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Topic: Essay from Heritage Auctions on FLLW
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On the Affleck II plan and the VC Morris plan from the other thread, both circular house schemes show living rooms with columns in the corners. This is unusual, no?, as all residential Wright designs after the 1940s or so featured living rooms with cantilevered corner window "releases" with mitered ...
by jay
Fri Jan 24, 2020 7:47 pm
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Topic: V.C. Morris House Construction Drawings
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Views: 533

Here's the first chapter of "Art as Experience": https://sites.evergreen.edu/danceasart/wp-content/uploads/sites/124/2015/09/Art-as-Experience-ch.1.pdf Yes, and how marvelous that Wright's abstractions and stylizations often return the inhabitant back to those natural senses of wonder, as opposed to...