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by JimM
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:56 pm
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Topic: Taliesin West
Replies: 14
Views: 263

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
Replies: 14
Views: 263

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: 284

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: 48
Views: 1296

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: 282

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'...
by JimM
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:58 pm
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 282

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

Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ? Tasty---very tasty. S Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough...
by JimM
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:49 pm
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 282

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

As someone who would love to build a recreation of Taliesin 1, I must say Jim, how you've interpreted T1's vernacular is wonderful! The twists and turns from the car park, through the garden, and to the front door have that intimate meandering flow that I visualize in historic photos and in your aw...
by JimM
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:07 pm
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 282

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

Nice house, Jim. Where would it be located ? What does the name Moy Hill signify ? Tasty---very tasty. S Thanks, Stephen. Moy is a small village outside Inverness, Scotland and located alongside Loch Moy which has a small island with ruins dating to the origins of clan MacIntosh. I was lucky enough...
by JimM
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:57 pm
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Topic: Moy Hill (Taliesin 2020...hubris notwithstanding!)
Replies: 8
Views: 282

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

I don't find Dropbox very intuitive... but after opening the link, click next to "Name" on the left, then click the "eye" to the right of the first image, which will open a slideshow.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/nrmlollokbms ... XJZoa?dl=0
by JimM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 5:14 pm
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Topic: Video: Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Video: Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL

Do the Martin numbers include purchase of the real estate? The Martin House Restoration Corporation was formed 1992. The title was eventually transferred from the University of Buffalo to the MHRC in 2002. The university originally purchased the house in 1967 as a residence for their president. The...
by JimM
Thu Nov 19, 2020 2:44 pm
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Topic: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?
Replies: 86
Views: 3451

Re: Should there be a new social media closed group for Wright?

Is Don Henley a member? Things have gotten a little ridiculous; I'm content having found ways to satiate my 55 year interest in Wright without participating in such drama. No doubt it's a wonderful endeavor, but Facebook is an immediate deal killer.
by JimM
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:50 pm
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Topic: Video: Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL
Replies: 7
Views: 705

Re: Video: Unity Temple - Oak Park, IL

Extraordinary restoration of an extraordinary building, and Wright alone could judge his defining contribution to modern architecture. Couldn't help notice the $25M cost of the 8,000 sf UT restoration. Although 1/4 the size of the Martin Complex (30,000 sf), it came in at 1/2 the cost of Martin ($50...
by JimM
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:12 am
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Topic: The Book of Tea
Replies: 13
Views: 4148

Re: The Book of Tea

Howe designed a tea house for the Palmers, a very nice pavilion and appropriately compatible with the Usonian. Is there anything in this category by Wright? I’m not aware one was part of the original planning for Palmer.
by JimM
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:18 pm
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Topic: Robie House webinar
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Robie House webinar

The video contains a booklet of photos by Fuermann taken in 1910 during the Robie occupancy, which ended in 1911. Interestingly, the two taken from each end of the living room appear to indicate the couch was not yet in place upon major completion.
by JimM
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:40 pm
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
Replies: 174
Views: 25481

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".