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by JimM
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am
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Topic: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Typical vendor prices for Robie planter: Small/30" square/$1130, Medium/45" square/$1764, Large/60" square/$3084
by JimM
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
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Topic: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house
Replies: 29
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Re: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house

Neils is entered similarly through the bedroom wing, although a much grander composition... does "Usonian" even apply to this, or others such as Gillin?
by JimM
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:04 pm
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
Replies: 38
Views: 1620

Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

I thought the lines defining the corner of that exterior balcony looked unnatural, so that explains it. As far as the situation at the end wall, I'm not sure even Howe (without Photoshop) could have altered things beyond those windows. But I might have solved the location issue-or at least have come...
by JimM
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:21 pm
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

The apartment is located toward the end of the original exterior balcony alongside the hayloft and overlooking the work court. Not 100% certain, but this would appear to be the same location as John Howe's room as seen in contemporaneous photo's. The detailing and decor were more akin to an early Ta...
by JimM
Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:34 pm
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Topic: eBay: Journal of Taliesin Fellows - Jack Howe
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Views: 190

Re: eBay: Journal of Taliesin Fellows - Jack Howe

Roderick Grant wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:47 pm
For some reason, too far back in history to recall, I ended up with 21 copies of that issue. I suppose I should unload them somehow.
hmmm... when getting mine, I do recall thinking one would do!
by JimM
Fri Jun 26, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction
Replies: 9
Views: 165

Re: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction

Stephan, the first pdf link mentions "reconstituted" stone (?)
by JimM
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:03 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Views: 9942

Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Okay, time for a major clarification, at least for me. I've read over the FW thread and something wasn't adding up as I was able to learn more about the structure-thanks for the great drawings Tom! I also re-read Silman's transcript and decided to look closer at the video to see what I might have mi...
by JimM
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:22 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

I'm not a licensed engineer, and never had to calculate anything close to FW, but did work with a civil engineer for a few years doing his residential structural work. There are plenty of architects reading this who could correct and/or elaborate... As Tom explained, there is a point where forces (m...
by JimM
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:41 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

The concrete joists on the main level don't seem to have anything like that. There could have and maybe should have been continuous steel rods from west to east bent into a "smile" - low in the center bending up to high on the east and west ends. Maybe that's part of what is missing. Pretty much, T...
by JimM
Tue Jun 16, 2020 12:17 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

I think they should have corrected the entire thing. Silman believed post-tensioning back to"level" would have been disastrous with wood, glass and concrete cracking unpredictably. They did eliminate 3/4" of the deflection. From the start the house was never level and immediately dropped 1-3/4" aft...
by JimM
Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:14 am
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Topic: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house
Replies: 29
Views: 1022

Re: For sale: Charles and Dorothy Manson house

When Wright sent Pedro Guerrero to photograph Manson, then under construction, he ended up spending a night in jail. Being Hispanic and stopping for gas in Wes's brand new Cherokee red Mercury convertible apparently was suspicious enough. The attendant also had to go around the neighborhood to find ...
by JimM
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:43 am
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Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

Disheartening on so many levels... you can justify anything if you try hard enough, and the Foundation should be ashamed of themselves. WWFLLWS?
by JimM
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:47 pm
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Topic: Happy One Hundred and Fifty-third!
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Views: 113

Happy One Hundred and Fifty-third!

I may have missed an acknowledgement; regardless... here's to ya Frank!

A party is planned:
https://www.taliesinpreservation.org/ev ... day-party/
by JimM
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:33 am
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Topic: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West

Somewhat jarring to see both studios devoid of any evidence of work or activity; whether due to Covid-19 or the other virus recently infecting the school... or both. These spaces left as is would be depressing on a tour; I suppose they would strategically place drawing reproductions on a few tables...
by JimM
Sun May 31, 2020 2:42 pm
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Topic: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY
Replies: 39
Views: 1292

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

DavidC wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 10:41 am
The Martin House Master Bedroom - (1:52)David
One of the original master bedroom windows has one less section of glass than the others. It was discovered during a tour years ago. The bedroom also has a couple of Wrights narrowest light screens, maybe 1.5" or so I recall.