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by Richard
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:21 am
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Topic: Any books out there on making Usonian furniture?
Replies: 12
Views: 11775

For what this may be worth... Several years ago there was a furniture shop in Highland Park, Illinois which sold Wright furniture including Usonian and Prairie pieces. I think it closed about three to four years ago. The furniture was of very high quality. I think the name of the store was the "Nels...
by Richard
Mon Dec 18, 2006 9:01 am
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Topic: New Dean of FLW School of Architecture
Replies: 41
Views: 30935

I can't speak about Cranbrook but I can about IIT because I went to Grad school there. IIT has been a thriving institution for much of its existence. Any department there can draw on the rest of the instutution for funds, guidance, etc. in times of crisis. Taliesin can't. It is a relatively unique s...
by Richard
Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:59 am
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Topic: New Dean of FLW School of Architecture
Replies: 41
Views: 30935

Well made point by Outside In. IIT has had a very viable program since the passing of Mies for example. I for one see nothing wrong with trying to perpetuate the ideas and visions of Wright through a school of architecture. Additionally, many people have chosen to attend Taliesin and have put their ...
by Richard
Sat Dec 09, 2006 1:09 pm
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Topic: Brangelina at Bear Run
Replies: 10
Views: 8488

Nothing was mentioned of a fee for the birthday party but these do appear to be very generous people. Also, this event did draw quite a bit of publicity for Fallingwater. These are two of the most publicized people in the world at the current time. I would imagine that this type of publicity and Mr....
by Richard
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:35 pm
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Topic: What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany?
Replies: 4
Views: 5201

Mahogany: A hard, red or yellow-brown wood which takes a high polish and is extensively used for furniture and cabinetwork. The West Indies mahogany tree (Swietenia mahagoni), a native of tropical regions in North and South America, is a large evergreen tree with smooth pinnate leaves. Together with...
by Richard
Thu Nov 30, 2006 5:19 pm
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Topic: What is the current status of Honduras Mahogany?
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Four months ago I bought several hundred board feet of mahogany from Owl Hardwood lumber in Des Plaines, Il. They now call it "Genuine" mahogany. I believe it is Honduran as it looks very similar if not identical. The salespeople refered to it as Honduran as well. I was also told that supplies are d...
by Richard
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:33 am
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Topic: Wright in the media
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Views: 1672

Wright in the media

The December issue of the venerable Atlantic Magazine has an article on the nations 100 most influential people. Olmstead, Sullivan and Wright are on the list. There is also an interesting piece within the article on other influential architechts. In the Chicago Tribune today, there is an article in...
by Richard
Sun Nov 26, 2006 10:15 am
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Topic: Goetsch-Winkler House STILL for sale !?
Replies: 29
Views: 27847

Sikkens has many products. In fact, maybe a few too many. One of their series is called "Cetol SRD". It is an exterior translucent wood finish for siding, roofs, decks and fences. It is a penetrating oil and alkyd resin formula. It comes in several colors. It is not a stain. The pigment in the "natu...
by Richard
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:09 pm
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Topic: How would FLW vote on Tuesday?
Replies: 19
Views: 15316

PS



I would just like to add that it would be ok with me if Ms. Streisand left the country. Never liked her singing or acting. It is up to her though.
by Richard
Mon Nov 06, 2006 6:04 pm
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Topic: How would FLW vote on Tuesday?
Replies: 19
Views: 15316

Forgive me for being irritating, but this was a FLWright discussion. Maybe we should limit the posts on this site to those that only address Wright's work before 1938. Let's be arbitrary. And Mr Deardorf, the only thing that makes you less is when you attack other people's beliefs. Some of my best f...
by Richard
Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:52 am
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Topic: How would FLW vote on Tuesday?
Replies: 19
Views: 15316

Four people chose to respond to the post Mr Reidy. It was a legitimate question. As far as I can tell, no one is holding a gun to anybodies head to read the replies and the topic is clearly deliniated in the header as well. Furthermore, it is election eve. If Mr. Wright were alive today there would ...
by Richard
Mon Nov 06, 2006 8:50 am
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Topic: How would FLW vote on Tuesday?
Replies: 19
Views: 15316

It is a sorry state of affairs when the current administration refuses to talk with Iran until they stop enriching uranium. What on earth do we stand to lose? Iran even puts on the table talking about Iraq to resolve the situation there. We might as well dismantle the diplomatic service and save our...
by Richard
Fri Nov 03, 2006 4:04 pm
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Topic: Taliesin I picture
Replies: 6
Views: 5028

Thankyou.
by Richard
Fri Nov 03, 2006 12:13 pm
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Topic: Taliesin I picture
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Views: 5028

Great photo!



How pagodalike! Is this profile much like the current structure?

Is there knowledge of when Wright first started viewing Asian architecture? This photo reminds me of buildings I have seen in Burma, Nepal, Japan, ...
by Richard
Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:36 am
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Topic: Kenneth & Phyllis Laurent House - FOR SALE
Replies: 11
Views: 9240

Japanese gardens are excercises in striving for beauty, harmony and serenity. Aren't they are all perfect by definition?



Is it "unZenlike" to rate one over another?