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by Wrighter
Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:07 pm
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Topic: If buildings were pictures . . .
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On some Taliesin tour or other, I heard it phrased like this:

Form follows function. Unless function gets in the way of form.

In which case, to heck with function.
by Wrighter
Mon Nov 16, 2015 8:23 am
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Topic: E. Fay Jones' Glenn Parsons House
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Views: 9606

Hi Paul- No, but there are many similarities--the shape of the fireplace is particularly close, as is the orientation of the bank seating (If ours hadn't been ripped out years ago). I remember seeing this photo from awhile ago. I think it's from a newspaper/magazine feature. House somewhere in MN? TN?
by Wrighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:58 pm
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Topic: E. Fay Jones' Glenn Parsons House
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Parsons and the Fisher house are from roughly the same era in Jones' career. While I'm not sure about the Parsons house, at Fisher all the beams are constructed of many pieces. The largest beams, for instance, are three 2 X 12s, trimmed out in 1/4 inch plywood (and the decorative trim on the bottom ...
by Wrighter
Thu Nov 12, 2015 8:45 am
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Topic: E. Fay Jones' Glenn Parsons House
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4199-9 is looking towards that sunken seating area I was describing.
by Wrighter
Wed Nov 11, 2015 2:37 pm
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Topic: E. Fay Jones' Glenn Parsons House
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And of course Craig Stevens' Fay Jones Guide Book has images as well. The only thing I don't love about the house is the length of the gallery. But that was done so that each bedroom would have a view off the cliff to the waters below. But it includes one of my favorite spaces in any house by any ar...
by Wrighter
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:45 pm
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Topic: Architecture in the Age of Gehry
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I don't like the looks of this new building, but I haven't experienced enough of Gehry's interiors to form an informed opinion in general. I have seen his work in Chicago's Millennium park, though. The bridge is sublime. I love the lightness of the canopy in front of the stage. The billowing forms o...
by Wrighter
Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:16 pm
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Topic: Article: Wright-Style Print Stand
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SDR--what's your speculation for the way the print is installed into the frame? Does the print slide in from an opening at the top?
by Wrighter
Thu Oct 29, 2015 9:50 am
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Topic: Article: Wright-Style Print Stand
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I don't know about the glass, but you are right about the rest of it. The print is placed in the open space at the top of the structure. That's the "frame." The horizontal shelves at the bottom are for a plant, or small vase, or some decorative object. In that way, Wright's stand mimics in furniture...
by Wrighter
Mon Oct 26, 2015 8:58 am
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Hehe. This is one of my favorites.
by Wrighter
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:34 am
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Topic: Article: Arrogant architects
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I've only experienced one of Hadid's buildings in person--a design center in Seoul. The exterior was breathtaking. Beautiful forms, sculptural curves. The building indeed seemed to grow out of the ground. The interior, however, was cold, empty, an afterthought. There was almost no logic to the organ...
by Wrighter
Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:30 pm
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Topic: Blair House Harwell H. Harris
Replies: 10
Views: 3492

One interior photo of Santella Court here. Brace for disappointment.

http://www.trulia.com/property/31703895 ... s-CA-95032
by Wrighter
Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:23 am
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Topic: E. Fay Jones House for sale
Replies: 48
Views: 22248

Flagstone floors will soon teach anyone over 40 to wear slippers, or add lots of area rugs. They are unforgiving on one's joints.
by Wrighter
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:15 am
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Topic: The Wright height
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Views: 13764

There's the great Penfield anecdote. I'm Paraphrasing--but Mr. Penfield, a tall man, wrote to Wright to ask if the architect could design a house for man of his height. Wright wrote back, saying that they would need to find a machine to turn the client sideways first, but then things should work out...
by Wrighter
Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:46 pm
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Topic: Sweeton Workspace
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Views: 112568

Our jalousies likewise have storm windows on the inside that we never remove, for that security reason. Still, the jalousies leak like a sieve. The single pane storm window is little defense against the midwest cold, and the small panes might as well be a screen. We hope to replace them some day . ....
by Wrighter
Thu Sep 03, 2015 9:27 am
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Topic: Van Bergen in Kenilworth, IL for Sale - $2,650,000
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Views: 1879

Very handsome. Why, in the name of all that is good and right, did someone apply white paint to the area around the fireplace brick?