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by PrairieMod
Sat May 12, 2018 9:21 am
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Topic: eBay: Cassina Imperial Hotel Tokyo Lounge Chair
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SDR, a no rush project for sure. Better (W)right than fast.

Perhaps Roderick or Stan Ecklund can provide or point to the best reference materials for the correct design of the as-built original chair.
by PrairieMod
Fri May 11, 2018 2:09 pm
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Topic: eBay: Cassina Imperial Hotel Tokyo Lounge Chair
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Roderick Grant wrote:Try to figure out how to construct that.
SDR: Roderick is throwing the gauntlet down to you :wink:

If you sketch it out, perhaps we can get a quote from Stafford to have a faithful replica built and placed at Hollyhock.

Then they can put the "original" out to pasture.
by PrairieMod
Fri May 11, 2018 10:58 am
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Topic: eBay: Cassina Imperial Hotel Tokyo Lounge Chair
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Stafford Norris III could build a new one perfectly faithful to the original design and it would absolutely shine!

SDR, you may have to work out the drawings and measurements first though :wink:
by PrairieMod
Fri May 04, 2018 10:52 am
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Topic: house in wilmette
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According to Tim Samuelson, Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago: "W. Mead Walter was an architect who did a lot of Sullivan inspired stuff. Often quirky, but also fairly good." A search of old newspapers from the era show W. Mead Walter did indeed design a variety of buildings in the city at ...
by PrairieMod
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:39 am
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Topic: Alvin Lustig & Frank Lloyd Wright
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Alvin Lustig & Frank Lloyd Wright

The December 2017 issue of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design explores iconic MCM designer Alvin Lustig's relationship with Frank Lloyd Wright and features a selection of the designer's early graphic work created during the first period of Lustig's short but distinguished career. For three...
by PrairieMod
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:26 pm
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Topic: Number of Usonians
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Not that Wikipedia is the gold standard of iron-clad information, but here's what it states on the topic: "'Usonian' is a term usually referring to a group of approximately sixty middle-income family homes designed by Frank Lloyd Wright beginning in 1936 with the Jacobs House." I think the "middle-i...
by PrairieMod
Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:11 pm
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Topic: "Wright's Roots" :: Journal OA+D
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"Wright's Roots" :: Journal OA+D

Hello, Wanted to let readers here to know that the newest issue of the Journal of Organic Architecture + Design is now available and features an essay by The Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, Timothy Samuelson. In honor of the sesquicentennial of his birth, this issue explores select aspec...
by PrairieMod
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:54 pm
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Topic: Poll concerning Trump Donghia thread
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I'd like to see it end, too. Let's get back to Frank Lloyd Wright and architecture.
by PrairieMod
Sat Jun 24, 2017 8:43 am
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Topic: G. W. Maher 1902 estate for sale
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Roderick, You're right--"years" should be "in 1887" -- I'll correct that. Wright was collaborating with Silsbee in 1886 on his family's Unity Chapel near Spring Green and was then in JLS's office in 1887 with Maher, Elmslie, and Corwin (jumping briefly to the firm of Beers, Clay, and Dutton and then...
by PrairieMod
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:24 pm
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Topic: G. W. Maher 1902 estate for sale
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Maher and Wright worked alongside each other in 1887 in Silsbee's office...and there are a few examples of their work near each other in Oak Park...so maybe that's where the connection is established. Maher's "Motif-Rhythm theory" approach to architecture vs. Wright's "gesamtwerk" approach in the Pr...
by PrairieMod
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:29 pm
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Topic: Celebrations at Taliesin and Stillbend, photos galore!
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SDR--one of your lovely sketches diagramming this folded paper discovery would be most illuminating. (Ok, I also love any chance to see Stephen's sketches...they are always masterfully done).
by PrairieMod
Mon May 22, 2017 1:37 pm
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Topic: Eric O'Malley honors Gene Szymczak
Replies: 9
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Thanks for the kind words and special thanks goes to Mark Hertzberg for coordinating this opportunity for me to design the bench, which I donated in honor of Gene, a truly remarkable and generous individual. I thought I'd take a moment to post the original sketch for the bench design and my thoughts...
by PrairieMod
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:31 pm
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Topic: Rare Larkin Desk for sale
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The only auction comparable I can find (without photo, sadly) was a similar desk sold at Christie's in 1993 as part of the dissolution of the Domino's collection: http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/lot/a-painted-steel-desk-with-attached-chair-2451618-details.aspx?from=searchresults&intObjectID=24516...
by PrairieMod
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:50 pm
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Topic: Article: Unity Temple $25 million restoration plan
Replies: 70
Views: 16087

I'm sure others can see different things in the glass design (part of the beauty of abstract design?) but I think the alleged glass "T" loosely resembles the "T" of the typeface used on the building's exterior epigram: http://i66.tinypic.com/anov0x.jpg It's probably a leap of tenuous association my ...
by PrairieMod
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:45 pm
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Topic: Article: Unity Temple $25 million restoration plan
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A side-by-side comparison (on the right the "U" is in magenta; the "T" in cyan.)

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