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  Topic: Wright and "Awards"
SDR

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:06 pm   Subject: Wright and "Awards"
Sure. Wish I could help. Best of luck with your quest !

SDR
  Topic: Wright and "Awards"
SDR

Replies: 8
Views: 99

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:55 pm   Subject: Wright and "Awards"
Mr Wright was referring there directly to the architectural competition, not to other sorts of commissions. Read it again.

"Yes, there were plenty of lifetime honors, but I'm talking more ab ...
  Topic: Pyrex Tubes
SDR

Replies: 4
Views: 80

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:40 pm   Subject: Pyrex Tubes
My initial contention echoed Jim's thoughts on the subject, more or less. Yet I also like Roderick's poetic allusion to fallen leaves randomly patterning a
carefully-raked Japanese graveled garde ...
  Topic: Sondern-Adler available for overnight stays
SDR

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:26 pm   Subject: Sondern-Adler available for overnight stays
Wright used many different bricks throughout his career; it might be said that he was choosing a new tweed for each custom-made suit he ordered. It would
be too much to claim that no two Usonians ...
  Topic: Wright and "Awards"
SDR

Replies: 8
Views: 99

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Wright and "Awards"
Wright:

"The world has gained no building worth having by competition because: (1) The jury itself is necessarily a hand-picked average. Some constituency must
agree upon the jury. (2) There ...
  Topic: Pyrex Tubes
SDR

Replies: 4
Views: 80

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:25 am   Subject: Pyrex Tubes
Ignoring the ad hominem remarks, I can support Roderick's thoughts with images showing a variety of conditions to the Pyrex tubing at Johnson Wax.

https://www.google.com/search?q=johnson+wax+buildi ...
  Topic: Wright and "Awards"
SDR

Replies: 8
Views: 99

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:51 pm   Subject: Wright and "Awards"
"Later in his life and well after his death in 1959, Wright received much honorary recognition for his lifetime achievements. He received a Gold Medal
award from The Royal Institute of British ...
  Topic: SkyLine Ink Taliesin
SDR

Replies: 8
Views: 198

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:15 pm   Subject: SkyLine Ink Taliesin
That makes sense. The distinction between the two categories of work, and all ensuing ramifications, should be recognized at every stage.

SDR
  Topic: Curtis Besinger, apprentice, author, teacher
SDR

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:14 pm   Subject: Curtis Besinger, apprentice, author, teacher
Oh yes -- we looked at that, here:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?p=12156&sid=bf0cd44715a951af5cdea39b82ea160a

There are a few color images online, as well. Do you have a ...
  Topic: Request aid completing Survey of Usonian Perforated Boards
SDR

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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:05 am   Subject: Request aid completing Survey of Usonian Perforated Boards
Heh-heh. Le mot juste . . .

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  Topic: Curtis Besinger, apprentice, author, teacher
SDR

Replies: 4
Views: 109

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:04 am   Subject: Curtis Besinger, apprentice, author, teacher
Thanks, Paul. As one dependent on Besinger's memoir for much of my understanding of life and work at Taliesin, I am pleased to know more about
the man and his work. I hadn't realized, for instance ...
  Topic: SkyLine Ink Taliesin
SDR

Replies: 8
Views: 198

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:55 pm   Subject: SkyLine Ink Taliesin
I believe that both categories -- unbuilt (but complete in design), and built/demolished -- deserve attention. Thus, I would propose a 1:1 ratio of realization; one of each, in turn.

Of course, ...
  Topic: Did Wright "Rebuff" Eichler?
SDR

Replies: 7
Views: 207

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:58 pm   Subject: Did Wright "Rebuff" Eichler?
I think Peter has it right. Wright preferred at least the idea of designing for a specific client, and even if he occasionally turned to a rejected design and
presented it to a new "customer&q ...
  Topic: R.M. Schindler Laurelwood Apartments for sale
SDR

Replies: 7
Views: 194

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:25 pm   Subject: R.M. Schindler Laurelwood Apartments for sale
The change in ownership in 2009 was an inheritance, apparently, with the new owner commencing a restoration thereafter, according to info in the first-linked page . . .

SDR
  Topic: Norman Carver Delivered On A FLW Style Request
SDR

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Views: 101

PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:04 pm   Subject: Norman Carver Delivered On A FLW Style Request
Very nice; Wrightian in a "quiet" mode. Reminiscent of a Robert Green house recently viewed here:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=10786&start=15&sid=0c9ef5984f1 ...
 
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