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by JimM
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 am
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

I agree with Roderick that caution is called for concerning possible racial aspects, yet there remain facts surrounding this particular person at a particular place in time. Although his mental state can not be definitively accounted for, his crazed actions were undeniable. Carlton was a black man f...
by JimM
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:12 am
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"

A recent incident with Brodelle had to do with Carlton resisting a request (demand?) to saddle a horse for him which supposedly ended with a racial slur. It's possible this was not the only confrontation between them. Of course nothing would justify the events, but there may have been ongoing issues...
by JimM
Sat Mar 20, 2021 8:57 am
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Topic: Frederick D Nicholas House (1906) for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 533

Re: Frederick D Nicholas House (1906) for sale

Is that an "air lock" of some sort happening at the stairwell landing?... or there's a landing below not shown on the plan.
by JimM
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:45 am
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
Replies: 72
Views: 6781

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

His efforts are truly a gift.
by JimM
Sun Mar 14, 2021 10:12 pm
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

TWest 1940... a revelation to see more images of the time it was the desert camp intended. Interesting on the plan to see a "Senior wing" in the apprentice court, which designates lodging by name. Males anyway, the "girls" appear to have been bunked in tighter quarters!
by JimM
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:30 pm
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

The aerial view of TWest in 1949 is printed reversed...
by JimM
Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:23 am
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Topic: The Imperial Hotel / Razin Khan
Replies: 7
Views: 634

Re: The Imperial Hotel / Razin Khan

Breathtaking. Masterful replication of textures and detailing, a far more difficult task than even Midway Gardens. Refreshing to see signs of live such as butterflies interacting with the architecture, rather than 3D human zombies commonly seen milling about aimlessly.
Bravo Razin!
by JimM
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:19 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright 12 Monograph set
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright 12 Monograph set

What the market will bear, but Abe Books is a good gauge of expected cost... currently three near fine sets in the $7,000 range, one "used" at $3,500 with individual volumes $300 to $900... softcover sets around $2,000. All editions are in very good condition and with boxes; curious why individual v...
by JimM
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:13 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: Taliesin West

Is Jim correct in surmising that the bell-tower door might be post-Wright ? Sorry that my familiarity with TW history isn't what it could be . . .Not to be utterly pedantic, but two of the doors are irregular hexagons, the other two irregular pentagons---I believe.S Stephen, the bell tower is Wrigh...
by JimM
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:56 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 24
Views: 2627

Re: Taliesin West

Thanks! Never suspected a door was there from photos shot from across the room... so the overhead trusses would be parallel to the door "header". Must have been a frequently used shortcut.
by JimM
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:49 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
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Views: 2627

Re: Taliesin West

Stephen... I believe there are a few such doors. The only one I'm familiar with and sure dates to Wright would be at his office, adjacent to the cabaret theater.
by JimM
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:34 am
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Topic: 1962 documentary about FLW
Replies: 10
Views: 1162

Re: 1962 documentary about FLW

On occasion I still pull out my my yellowed application, although no longer thinking of "what if's". I didn't have to get to the end of the two page detailed list of requirements, from tools to seasonal tuxedos, to know it was never going to happen-not to mention the tuition. I convinced myself to w...
by JimM
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:46 am
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
Replies: 72
Views: 6781

Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

Total 3d envy! Stephen, would you mind asking if he'd be interested in giving (what else) Taliesin I its proper due?
by JimM
Sat Dec 12, 2020 9:01 am
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 806

Re: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)

"... but perhaps closer to the size Darwin Martin assumed when Wright asked him to finance a "small cottage up country" for his mother." Heh---I love it ! I have no trouble distinguishing your little dream from Taliesin I; it is its own thing, clearly designed by someone quite familiar with Wright'...