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by JimM
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:40 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Edgar notes in his book that the trees intended for the west terrace "did not survive the rigors of construction".
by JimM
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:07 pm
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Topic: Lake Shore Foundation Design
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Views: 125

Re: Lake Shore Foundation Design

This may not help your situation, but when I built my house the site was downhill of a not too steep wooded slope. The local who did my excavation told me considering the rainy season and soil conditions there'd be sheets of water trying to reach a ravine that I intentionally placed the house near (...
by JimM
Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:01 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

My favorite Bohlin Cywinski houses are those from the earlier years: The "Pacific Rim Estate" happens to be Bill Gates' place... in collaboration with Cutler-Anderson Architects. The Henry Island house looks really familiar, and might have worked on... and if you ever come across Steve Miller's pla...
by JimM
Thu Aug 20, 2020 12:28 pm
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Topic: Cedar Rapids Storm
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Views: 802

Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

The vertical mullion revision is quite obvious in the photo... but looking at both elevation drawings, somewhere along the way the wraparound horizontal mullion above the doors was relocated upward more or less level with the top of the second floor balcony on the Southwest elevation, which increase...
by JimM
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:03 pm
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Topic: Cedar Rapids Storm
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Re: Cedar Rapids Storm

Per "An American Proceeding" , Donna Grant Reilly... During the second year of occupancy, a strong windstorm took out one of the two mitered glass corners of the living room; each corner included one eight foot square section. Apparently everyone but Wright thought the sections were too large, espec...
by JimM
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:50 pm
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Topic: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)
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Re: Oscar Balch house (status 2020)

The new color palette is attractive and reminiscent of Willits. Humor me regarding an observation regarding the piers flanking the living room and "Own (?) Room" above it, and plan, as pointed out by SDR... and an arguably mis-applied trim feature. Whenever seeing a Wright "disappearing corner" I'm ...
by JimM
Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:29 am
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Topic: House on the Mesa
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Views: 26580

Re: House on the Mesa

The primary (and SDR's secondary?)cantilevers appear to support a load encompassing the entire pool footprint. Even if they were only supporting their own weight, both are the reverse of "Cantilevers 101" ratio: 2/3 embedment to 1/3 exposed. Regardless of material, the beam lengths surpass those of ...
by JimM
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:57 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

Another early work (1960) on Wright would of course be Scully's contribution to the Masters of World Architecture series. Noteworthy for inclusion of reference photos of everything from various ruins (Crete, Malta, Hadrians villa), paintings by Braque, Cezanne, and Mondrian, to works of Palladio, Ri...
by JimM
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:44 pm
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Topic: Video: Usonian Inn - Spring Green, WI
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Re: Video: Usonian Inn - Spring Green, WI

Stayed there on one of my first Taliesin trips... no need to criticize nor say too much about.
I suppose Wright offered encouragement, but "supervised"?
by JimM
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:57 am
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Topic: Retail: Allen House (Wichita, KS) Planter Reproduction
Replies: 11
Views: 630

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
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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
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Views: 3136

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
Replies: 4
Views: 457

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: 11
Views: 630

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

Stephan, the first pdf link mentions "reconstituted" stone (?)