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by Roderick Grant
Fri May 15, 2020 2:53 pm
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Topic: Has Anyone Published an Architecture Book?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Has Anyone Published an Architecture Book?

Wright Chat member Randolph Henning has published at least 2 books. He should know the ins and outs of the industry.
by Roderick Grant
Fri May 15, 2020 1:02 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 43
Views: 1315

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

Juan, Google "Edmund Teske Photography" for an overview of his work, dating back to his early years in Chicago, where as a child he often rode the trolley past Midway Gardens. "Edmund Teske AND Frank Lloyd Wright Photography" shows his brief time as FLW's official photographer at Taliesin in the '30...
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 14, 2020 11:04 am
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Topic: Video/Talk: 'FLW's Japanese Debt'
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Views: 157

Re: Video/Talk: 'FLW's Japanese Debt'

Kevin Nute is a name to remember. His analyses are spot on; a video version of Grant Hildebrand. I agree that the nonsense about cultural appropriation is counterproductive, and an example of missing the point of creativity entirely. I have never cared for the term "organic," but Nute defines it pre...
by Roderick Grant
Wed May 13, 2020 10:55 am
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 43
Views: 1315

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

In my estimation, Edmund Teske was the best photographer of FLW's work, though not necessarily in an informative way. Guerrero's photos tell much more about the structural reality of FLW's buildings, while Teske's are more poetic. Teske was a "shadowy" character, and that shows in all his photography.
by Roderick Grant
Wed May 13, 2020 10:28 am
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Topic: Coda to Penwern Rehabilitation
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Coda to Penwern Rehabilitation

The section of the cottage (Mono 1/123) indicates a mural, but it isn't very specific as to subject.
by Roderick Grant
Tue May 12, 2020 11:26 am
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Topic: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: Video: Martin House basement - Buffalo, NY

In 1985, the Martin Gardener's Cottage was in original condition, a very modest home, at that time owned by a young couple who had made no alterations. The plan looked as Storrer drew it for the Companion. As is, the house has been somewhat modified by the subsequent owner (a third window added to t...
by Roderick Grant
Tue May 12, 2020 10:58 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

At 3:58, behind the guide, is some sort of aperture that has been awkwardly filled in with stone. What was originally there?
by Roderick Grant
Tue May 12, 2020 10:07 am
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Topic: Martin House Complex Birdhouse Garden Sculpture
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Martin House Complex Birdhouse Garden Sculpture

When Edgar Tafel worked on the house, he placed the surviving bird houses in the front of the house. The pergola, conservatory, and garage had been demolished and replaced by apartment houses by that time. Half scale sounds right. I saw them in '85, and no way were they only 2'4". As functional bird...
by Roderick Grant
Sun May 10, 2020 12:23 pm
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Topic: Martin House Complex Birdhouse Garden Sculpture
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Martin House Complex Birdhouse Garden Sculpture

As I understand it, the birds never took to the birdhouses. As interesting as the constructions are, they aren't very "bird-like."
by Roderick Grant
Fri May 08, 2020 1:51 pm
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Topic: Video: 'How to see Galesburg Country Homes'
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Video: 'How to see Galesburg Country Homes'

No, the tracing paper sketch must be one of the earliest concept drawings. The rest show the basic shape of the house as built.
by Roderick Grant
Fri May 08, 2020 11:01 am
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Topic: Video: 'How to see Galesburg Country Homes'
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Views: 183

Re: Video: 'How to see Galesburg Country Homes'

That drawing plus 10 more images at various stages of development are included in Mono 11/70-75.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 07, 2020 1:26 pm
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Topic: Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech

Neither Sander nor Rayward needed nor had a Lally column in the living room.
The only Lally column I have seen in a FLW house is Serlin, but that was in a non-FLW addition for a "cat house." Perhaps PJ was confused.
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 07, 2020 12:20 pm
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Topic: Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech
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Views: 299

Re: Philip Johnson 1957 AIA Speech

It is an interesting speech, though it proves a couple of things he may not have intended: Johnson, as far as I know, never wrote a book, and the shambling rhetoric of this speech suggests that was a smart move on his part. He could have benefitted from a class in composition, or perhaps a ghost wri...
by Roderick Grant
Thu May 07, 2020 11:26 am
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Topic: Occasional reports from the outside world
Replies: 38
Views: 7912

Re: Occasional reports from the outside world

A spectacular example of that is the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin-Charlottenburg, integrating the tower and truncated spire of the bombed-out church with a modern (1959) church designed by Egon Eiermann. In 1982, the vacant Donaldson's Department Store in Minneapolis at 7th and Nicollet,...