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by jay
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:07 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

SDR– We could probably assume that schools with non-functional windows would also have HVAC systems unable to exchange fresh air at necessary levels. But it's a fair point, especially as a North Jersey school would have many of its months requiring thermal control. My understanding is that large HVA...
by jay
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:51 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

I need to give this a deeper reading...excited to find it:

https://escholarship.org/uc/item/767512g6
by jay
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:13 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

When the organic food 'movement' hit the mainstream last decade, I remember a joke: ––What did our grandparents call "organic food"? ––I dunno, what? ––Food. Food supply probably should be thought of as the heart of civilization. And we're in an odd predicament now in that regard, of course, as our ...
by jay
Wed Mar 31, 2021 4:52 pm
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Topic: FLlW and Jim Crow
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Re: FLlW and Jim Crow

If the main arc of Ms. Harris's discussion is that Wright offered many prescriptions for social reform, but none that specifically included the broad injustices towards African Americans, then I must agree with her. Further, evidence suggests that Wright harbored at least a few 'status-quo' racist a...
by jay
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:32 pm
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Re: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house

The last image SDR posts shows an interesting siting of the house::The home appears to be placed "on" the hill, with the main terrace even atop of the highest ground. Drawings in the Arstor files show Wright with variations of the home to be far more "of" the hill, building into the drama of the ste...
by jay
Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:08 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes
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Re: Frank Lloyd Wright's Ashes

I find it very satisfying to think Wright's remains would be somehow bound into a garden wall. There's much focus on Wright's use of windows and trellises to integrate the building to its natural surroundings, while the garden wall seems to get less focus. Rood, do you know where this wall is, preci...
by jay
Tue Jan 26, 2021 7:24 pm
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Topic: RM Schindler Walker House
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Re: RM Schindler Walker House

Mr. Romano posted recently about the 'Anna Olga Zacsek' beach house that Schindler did.... I'd never seen it before; a great little design done in the late 30's that later got torn down for the airport. I didn't find much online about it....except this interesting paper: https://www.tandfonline.com/...
by jay
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:34 pm
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Topic: former FLWBC board member passes
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Re: former FLWBC board member passes

Several years ago, my interest in FLLW began to take a "deep dive", as they say.... Somehow or another, I typed "Dobkins Wright" into a Google images search, and soon landed on the Wright Chat for the very first time... I was utterly transfixed by the intimate photographs of the Dobkins house, taken...
by jay
Sun Jan 10, 2021 4:44 pm
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Topic: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI
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Re: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI

I haven't read much on Gestalt theory. But it comes up fairly often in reference for some thinkers I'm fond of... I'll copy below a couple excerpts from one of my favorite books on the subject––Mikel Dufrenne's "The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience"... The first giving due to Gestalt; and the s...
by jay
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:14 pm
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Topic: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI
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Re: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI

Not so long ago I'd have agreed with the entirety of your argument. And certainly the house in itself, built of stone, is wonderful as it is, alone as an object of architecture. The way I'd personally define "context" is in the things that begin immediately where the object ends... Every object has ...
by jay
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:13 pm
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Topic: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI
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Re: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI

That may be reaching to justify building a stone house on the prairie grass, but.... The entire planet is rocky, so stone is as logical a building material as any wherever it is used. To use stone to build a house, in any capacity, is an act of human will. Any appeal to 'naturalism' is symbolic. Fo...
by jay
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:45 am
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Topic: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI
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Re: Richard Smith House, Jefferson, WI

Great thread here....happy to resurrect it. Among my 'deep dives into the online Archives' this week, I was surprised to see how tight the lot of the Richard Smith house is: https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/28599316;prevRouteTS=1610207887378 I'd have to agree with Mr. Laurie Virr concerning the u...
by jay
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:13 am
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Topic: Wright buildings in their present built environments
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Re: Wright buildings in their present built environments

I came across this earlier plan for the W.S. Carr summerhouse while searching the Wright archives on Artstor: https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/28511872;prevRouteTS=1610147044249 In continuation of this thread's discussion....this earlier plan offers a more interesting course of movement in the ki...