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by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 11:50 am
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Topic: Seamour and Gerte SHAVIN House
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Seamour and Gerte SHAVIN House

Not more sky. A shed roof is the simplest type of roof. It draws attention outward more readily than horizontal flat roofs or any sort of folded plate roof. This may be in my imagination, not having studied the situation even while in one of the shed roofed houses. But from every angle, inside and o...
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 11:43 am
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Topic: Gerte Shavin
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Gerte Shavin

Dr. Robert G. Walton is still living in the house. Mary died in 2017.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 11:29 am
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Topic: Arthur Dyson house
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Arthur Dyson house

This house was one of the first houses featured in Fine Homebuilding back in the late 80s.
Interesting design, if a tad overwrought.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 10:56 am
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Topic: Midland, MI
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Midland, MI

Has anyone heard of flood damage to Alden Dow's work?
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 10:41 am
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Topic: Insel Hombroich
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Insel Hombroich

Reminds me of that Albee play about taking a long trip to cover a short distance.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 21, 2020 9:42 am
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Topic: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

That's a bit of lost history rediscovered. I hope they landscape it in a way that clearly establishes the boundary between Martin and the new Visitors' Center. While the Center is well-designed in its own right, it is a bit jarring when viewed as part of the whole amid all those old neighbors.
by Roderick Grant
Wed May 20, 2020 6:46 pm
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Topic: Private Message
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Private Message

I received a private message from Gordon Maltby, son-in-law of Don and Virginia Lovness, who is writing a book about the Lovness House. He was asking if there was a source of Martin bird houses on the market. I tried to find the thread with that information, but could not. David C, could you dig tha...
by Roderick Grant
Wed May 20, 2020 6:26 pm
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Topic: Insel Hombroich
Replies: 13
Views: 310

Re: Insel Hombroich

I couldn't access "continue reading," so I don't know how Voet and van der Laan addressed the Golden Mean or the irrational number 1.3247 vs. 1.618034, which is the Golden Mean relationship, but the Golden Mean is a geometry that exists throughout nature. If there is a fundamental geometry in nature...
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 18, 2020 11:17 am
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 43
Views: 1315

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

The first of the three photos is a double-negative exposure in the background, but the other two are not. All Teske photographs tend to be on the dark side, even his view of the steps at Taliesin in the snow. Go back to "Edmund Teske Photography" - without Frank - to find examples of the process. In...
by Roderick Grant
Mon May 18, 2020 10:58 am
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Topic: Seamour and Gerte SHAVIN House
Replies: 8
Views: 945

Re: Seamour and Gerte SHAVIN House

Levin, Eppstein, Lovness Cottage and Griggs are 4 shed roofed houses I have been in. There is something unique about a house with a shed roof. It presents the view more directly than any other kind of roof, simple and straightforward. I would like to experience Shavin directly, as well as Beecher Ro...
by Roderick Grant
Sun May 17, 2020 3:32 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 43
Views: 1315

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

The process that Teske used is the "duotone solarization" I mentioned in the post. It consists of printing two negatives at once, but how the light becomes dark and the dark light I don't know. Probably some chemical manipulation.
by Roderick Grant
Sun May 17, 2020 3:27 pm
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Topic: Who was the architect?
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: Who was the architect?

Harry Gesner, alive and well at 95, was as popular as a stereotypical Southern California surfer as an architect. He checked into joining the Taliesin crowd, but demurred. He didn't study architecture formally. The house shown, known as The Wave, supposedly inspired Jorn Utzon's design for the Sydne...
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 16, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: Gerte Shavin
Replies: 9
Views: 291

Re: Gerte Shavin

Roland is a mere 94.
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 16, 2020 11:26 am
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
Replies: 21
Views: 625

Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Just viewed the living room video from May 13. Seeing that the Wall Of Gold has been deleted fills my heart with joy! This is, without question, the most wonderful room anywhere on Earth. I will not countenance any contrary point of view. Again we have a video with inadequate sound. I thought modern...
by Roderick Grant
Sat May 16, 2020 11:09 am
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Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

It must have been shortly before my quick ricochet at T-West in 1962 that the dragon was installed. After the tuxedoed gathering in the Garden Room, on the way to the Music Pavilion for dinner and entertainment, Olga stopped at the dragon and had the fire lit for a moment. It really was quite impres...