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  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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Replies: 35
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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 ...
  Topic: For Sale: 1938 Schindler Wolff House
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:55 pm   Subject: For Sale: 1938 Schindler Wolff House
Same pics, larger; soak up that fir, Mm !

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/4000-Sunnyslope-Ave-Sherman-Oaks-CA-91423/20028686_zpid/?mmlb=g,0

My favorite color for a colored Schindler.

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  Topic: Winston Elting House
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:59 pm   Subject: Winston Elting House
A conifer, one of the softwoods. Fir ? I mostly see clear Doug fir. Hemlock, larch, Southern pine ?

Yes, the color of the paving should relate to the masonry, the general palette.

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  Topic: Winston Elting House
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:38 pm   Subject: Winston Elting House
...on dirty coal and endless "cheap" oil...

Lovely. Is the exterior paving (and fussy formal landscape elements) likely to be original ? Is raw brick difficult to keep clean, around a ...
  Topic: Winston Elting House
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:02 pm   Subject: Winston Elting House
Thank you. For those of us without a subscription to Chicago Business dot com, there's this:

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/5980-Beechwood-Dr-Coloma-MI-49038/120494520_zpid/?

From another s ...
  Topic: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:10 am   Subject: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
If the two existing houses are available to this project, couldn't they together provide for the necessary functions ? Perhaps, if necessary, they could be connected to each other...

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  Topic: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:48 am   Subject: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
The monetization of art---the tendency toward commodification---is a) a necessary evil, justified on the grounds of "bringing art to the people," or b) a deplorable aspect of commercial i ...
  Topic: eBay: Taliesin student drafting set - circa 1955
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:28 am   Subject: eBay: Taliesin student drafting set - circa 1955
Not every collector can be trusted to accurately assess items in their own collections...?

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  Topic: Article: The history of FLW and the Guggenheim Museum
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:25 am   Subject: Article: The history of FLW and the Guggenheim Museum
"Editors ? We can't afford editors... !" Apologies to J Nicholson, et al.

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  Topic: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
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PostForum: Click Here for General Discussion Posts   Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:22 am   Subject: Article: New visitor's center planned for Home & Studio
Those seem to be sensible comments.

The very fact that the architect chose to omit the significant existing tree(s) along the sidewalk speaks poorly of his commitment to the project---doesn't it ? ...
 
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