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by PrairieMod
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:45 pm
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Topic: Article: Unity Temple $25 million restoration plan
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Not sure this has been mentioned yet or not (forgive me if so) but it's been observed that there appears to be a stylized and nested "U" and "T" in the design of these art glass lay lights. Not sure if that was FLLW's intent, but it's an interesting observation.
by PrairieMod
Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:26 am
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Topic: Help identifying vase
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Unfortunately, no really clear ones that show it in great detail. There is a rudimentary drawing of it (at least believed to be) in the FLLW archive (now at the Avery). If I remember correctly, that drawing may be published in either the Monographs or in Taschen--I'll (or someone faster) will have t...
by PrairieMod
Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:14 pm
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Topic: Help identifying vase
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Yup--shown in order described. Unity Temple vase (Teco #331) in the center. There were actually two originally that flanked the alter at some point. Only one survives, and it was severely damaged and almost lost itself. Luckily it was restored to what's gloriously seen in the photo. Unfortunately, i...
by PrairieMod
Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:44 pm
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Topic: Help identifying vase
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It's Teco vase no. 328, one of four known executed Teco vase designs by Frank Lloyd Wright in the early 1900s. The others are the "Skyscraper" vase, Unity Temple vase(s), and "Sumac" vase for Susan Lawrence Dana House. http://i65.tinypic.com/33wpf75.jpg (Skyscraper vase photo from Doug Steiner's web...
by PrairieMod
Fri Nov 25, 2016 1:22 pm
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Topic: Article: FLW, Jr. & The Institute of Mental Physics
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I'm skeptical that "glam image" is of Lloyd. Here's what Jr. looked like in 1910: http://i66.tinypic.com/2w2eosw.jpg and another photo of FLLW, LW, and ELW from what I'm guessing is the late 1930s/early 1940s (Eric Lloyd Wright was born in 1929 and looks to be about 9 or 10 in this photo: http://i65...
by PrairieMod
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:37 am
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Topic: 1983 film about Robie house
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Original Robie Dining furniture is at the University of Chicago's Smart Museum of Art:

http://smartcollection.uchicago.edu/vie ... 14bc3eaf01
by PrairieMod
Fri Sep 16, 2016 1:12 pm
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Topic: Did West Elm Chair Designers Crib Bruce Goff?
Replies: 62
Views: 13880

SDR---it should be:

de gustibus non disputandum est

or for those who are Latin-challeneged:

"In matters of taste, there can be no disputes"
by PrairieMod
Mon Aug 29, 2016 7:29 am
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Topic: Did Wright make his wives walk behind him?
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The internet is actually really good at busting silly myths like this one:

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If anything, FLLW is a few steps behind Mrs. Wright in this photo from the late 1950s by photographer Marvin Koner.
by PrairieMod
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:24 am
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Topic: Article: Haynes House owner seeks de-listing
Replies: 156
Views: 41152

I think John was being sarcastic about the suggestion to move Haynes to Polymath Park...
by PrairieMod
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:15 am
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Topic: Prairie Mod
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Views: 1727

We tried several options for capturing the thousands of blog posts, but unfortunately it was way too much info to either transition or download and had to be abandoned. There are individuals out there who saved many of the emails that were sent over the decade. If there turns out to be a way to aggr...
by PrairieMod
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:26 pm
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Topic: Article: Bruce Goff's "Tepee Church' restoration
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The "casting verbal stones" connection is thus: There are people that likely find Hopewell beautiful in its own way...just like there are people that would say Larkin Building, or Unity Temple, or Hollyhock House was/is/are ugly---Wright buildings many of us here are deeply enamored with. "Beauty" i...
by PrairieMod
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:08 pm
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Topic: Article: Bruce Goff's "Tepee Church' restoration
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Roderick, Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, they say. While unconventional, I've heard the internal space of Hopewell was inspiring in its heyday--hopefully it will be again. Plenty of verbal stones were cast at many of of the Wright buildings we collectively cherish today. I, for one, am glad p...
by PrairieMod
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:06 pm
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Topic: Video: Wright chair on Antiques Roadshow
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Views: 4152

Here's the image and where it's from as posted on Doug Steiner's website:

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by PrairieMod
Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:02 am
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Topic: Bruce Goff's Ford House: Living In Joyful Order
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Bruce Goff's Ford House: Living In Joyful Order

The Friends of Kebyar have just released another very special journal to round out 2015. The giant-sized, full color, perfect bound issue (designed by yours truly) devotes its 80 pages to Bruce Goff's iconic Ruth and Sam Ford House, which was built in Aurora, IL. With and introduction by David G. De...
by PrairieMod
Tue Dec 01, 2015 12:57 pm
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Topic: Wright inspired CTA map
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You don't have to develop your own typeface--just expand beyond the one tired-trick pony that is "Eaglefeather." DRN has suggested several that would work well. Gotham is another: http://www.typography.com/fonts/gotham/inside/gotham Although Neutraface is starting to flirt with overuse, it is a comm...