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  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:02 pm   Subject: Price Tower
Thanks for that, Chen. It's a great look at the house. We first saw the video last winter:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=11502

It prompted a close look at certain features o ...
  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:36 pm   Subject: Price Tower
Can you give it to us at twice the size, Jeff ? Are there more pages ? Neato...

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  Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:53 pm   Subject: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
That would be normal---but some things about Pauson aren't normal, including the size and shape of these perfs. Do we know that for a fact ?

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  Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:28 pm   Subject: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
See also: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=2489&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=435&sid=215e7a6f325acdd4a9788244a7162e16

I've never been sure what material the Pauso ...
  Topic: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:57 am   Subject: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
Yellowcat provides a spread from the book he cites. I add Futagawa's photo from Monograph 7.


http://sdrdesign.com/GrantBook120121.jpg


http://sdrdesign.com/GrantViewFuta.jpg
  Topic: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:58 am   Subject: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
Like rebar, expanded metal mesh would provide compression in one direction only, that is along the length of the sheet. Across the sheet, the metal is free to accordion, or stretch.

Yellowcat, if ...
  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:27 pm   Subject: Price Tower
So, they have an H and a P just like yours ? Were any other letters offered for sale, or just the ones you got ?

All very interesting. Thanks for the drawings, Jeff---very helpful. The Price co ...
  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:31 pm   Subject: Price Tower
Very good. I believe I understand you, except for this line:

"Price Tower has a pair of matching letters so I wouldn't think there was a letter missing but it's possible."

Can you reph ...
  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:32 pm   Subject: Price Tower
The Price ashtray design reminds me of this object, seen in published photos of the Storer living room during Joel Silver's ownership; I covet this little container without knowing anything about it. ...
  Topic: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:04 pm   Subject: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
Concrete was, in the end, one of Wright's basic materials; he liked it for its "continuity," enjoying the interplay between masonry in compression and the tensile steel within---a self-cont ...
  Topic: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:37 pm   Subject: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
Thanks, Tom. Very helpful.

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  Topic: Video: 'Living with Nature: Historic Preservation'
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:53 pm   Subject: Video: 'Living with Nature: Historic Preservation'
Huh. And preceding that, there was the Museum of American Crafts---on the same site ? I can't find a reference to it, at all, online.

That's where I encountered Wharton Esherick. The carved st ...
  Topic: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:19 am   Subject: Preservation Magazine Article about the Grant house in Iowa
I'm sure I sound like a broken record---but I continue to be amazed at the structural support of that roof. A few skinny steel angles, two stories tall, and a bunch of glass. Shear ? What shear... ...
  Topic: Hollyhock House Archives Now Online
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:56 pm   Subject: Hollyhock House Archives Now Online
Hooray ! Thanks, Stan---great news.


I didn't look far to light on an intriguing sheet, unlabeled, identified by the Archive as "Outline Perspective, Little Dipper." I wonder if this d ...
  Topic: Price Tower
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:37 pm   Subject: Price Tower
I found only six of Dave Anderson's photos taken at Price tower. They are undated; they are presented in alphabetical order and with abbreviations of Anderson's titles.


http://sdrdesign.com/1952 ...
 
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