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by Modmom1
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:42 pm
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Topic: Aaron Betsky Lecture 2/13 in Columbus OH-6pm
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Aaron Betsky lecture will be live-streamed on Knowlton School of Architecture FB page and will be posted in about a week on you tube. Starting in about 20 minutes (6pm EST)
by Modmom1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:26 am
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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SDR, of course it doesn't matter. My first thought was that it was the reason PJ left him out of the show, certainly he was worthy of inclusion. This book, well researched, has me wondering how Johnson was ever re-embraced by the arts/architecture community after his actions not only in support of H...
by Modmom1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:07 am
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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Regarding Philip Johnson and the 1932 MOMA architecture show, Philip Johnson excluded Schindler BUT included Monroe and Irwin Bowman, unknown Chicago architects who had only built their own office interior. Why? because PJs fortune lay in aluminum (Alcoa) and they had proposed an all-metal apartment...
by Modmom1
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:48 am
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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Peter, that is where I first read it but found this stating his father was Jewish and his mother Catholic and he had changed his name: https://books.google.com/books?id=hQElDQAAQBAJ&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&dq=Rudolf+Michael+Schlesinger&source=bl&ots=S5mPawt8Po&sig=ACfU3U2tol5bbibSXKvc5SoNi8D_bJPxrQ&hl=en&sa=...
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:09 pm
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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Was Schindler's exclusion in the 1932 MOMA exhibition due to the fact he was Jewish?

It was noted in the book that at the time of the exhibit not only was Philip Johnson not a paid employee but he funded the exhibit. Money buys access.
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:22 pm
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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Trump is one small part of this biography and was not in office when Lamster began research for his book. Here is an interview with Mark Lamster (author & arch critic): -snip "When you embarked on this years-long research project, did you ever think it would have such contemporary pertinence? From t...
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:36 pm
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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from the article David posted: "According to the Times, the crime was never reported because it was assumed that the stolen items weren’t valuable." Not a detective but in my book suspect # 1 would be the fool who deemed the stolen items not valuable and thwarted an investigation. Hard to bel...
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:06 am
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Topic: Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book
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Wright discussed in Lamster's new Philip Johnson book

Not being a fan of Philip Johnson, I thought I would skip reading Mark Lamster's"The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson Architect of the Modern Century, thinking it would glorify the man. I came across this review of the book by Kate Wagner (McMansion Hell) in The Nation and it changed my mind: ...
by Modmom1
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:53 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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I really enjoyed your links Peter, thanks. Currently on another thread someone complained of going off topic but I have found such interesting information when you chatters veer off the beaten path! Please continue. Hard to believe that the Wolfe House was demolished and in 2001. the links on the Es...
by Modmom1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:28 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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Yes! Isn't that a wonderful photo?

I'm such a Luddite with technology. Andrew posts beautiful photographs, including some of Glenbrow. Hopefully he will be back (he's written several pieces about Sherrod Brown) to see Glenbrow in it's glory with foliage.
by Modmom1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:14 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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Yes, those are the two lamps from '26.
by Modmom1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:12 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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Andrew posted it on his instragram: andrew_romano

He credits the photo to someone else but unfortunately my wifi is buggy and I can't access it. Interesting person to follow.
by Modmom1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:03 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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Not that lamp. Both (2 different lamps in the Lovell BeachHouse) are much more similar to the Wright cubist floor lamp I believe known as Taliesin2.

I don't know how to share it but found this older photo of it:

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/26599454021505150/
by Modmom1
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:54 am
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Topic: Wright / Schindler Furniture Stolen!
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My bad, SDR. The lamp is in the Lovell Beach House. Andrew Romano (owner of Schindler's Walker house 1922-26)) posted a lovely interior of Schindler's Lovell Beach House which shows 2 cubist lamps, one that is either resting on a book shelf or mounted on the wall below clerestory windows and the oth...