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by JimM
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:31 am
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Topic: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

now-unnecessary accretions that accommodated the pupils, and restore every inch of both buildings to their 1959 states. All but impossible, but restoration to the mid-late forties would convey best the architectural value of TWest. Guerrero's photos, and colored available, of that period document t...
by JimM
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:08 am
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Topic: Photos: AZ Biltmore Hotel year-long $70M restoration
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Re: Photos: AZ Biltmore Hotel year-long $70M restoration

Whadarya talking about? Zombie Sprites have taken over the garden, waterslide homage to the Guggenheim, not just organic abstractions but realistic concrete cacti encased in the walls... maybe they can find a home for Wright's saguaro mural and replace it with something more appropriate to the decor!
by JimM
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:21 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Views: 337

Re: Light variation

The first theater was destroyed "accidentally" in 1952 by Wright burning a pile of leaves nearby.
by JimM
Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:43 am
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Topic: Drennan's "Death in a Prairie House"
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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"
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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
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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
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Views: 7361

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
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Views: 946

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
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Views: 946

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
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Views: 664

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
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Views: 881

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
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Views: 2803

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
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Views: 2803

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: 2803

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.