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by SpringGreen
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:50 am
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Topic: Chrese Evans (Olga Peters)
Replies: 5
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Halloween costume

Just remember: Tank Girl is a cartoon character, & Olga was dressed up as her for Halloween. I'm sure if she wanted to look over here (and the periodic freak-out done by the Wright Chat folks regarding those photos), she'd recall her mother's dislike of getting any attention at all from the press.
by SpringGreen
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:47 pm
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 9035

Stone piers in Parker photo

Roderick: The piers weren't added because of the creation of the Garden Room (creation of the room in the old Porte Cochere). There were not piers there in the 1940s (Unfortunately, we don't have rights to the photos showing that area after 1943 without the piers, or the rights to show the drawing t...
by SpringGreen
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:48 pm
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Topic: For sale: 1911 Prairie House in Seattle, WA
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Views: 791

1911 Prairie House

Nice house. "Prairie" style is not even a stretch. It's "throw a word out there & who's gonna say anything?"
by SpringGreen
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:18 pm
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 9035

Am I seeing things?

Yes, it looks like a curtain or the portion of a rug. You can increase the size of the photo by using the magnifier in the yellow rectangle just above the image.
by SpringGreen
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:43 am
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 9035

Screen in Drafting Studio

JChoate said: An obvious difference, the current screen is covered by a layer of glass. Judging by the funky color of the window reflection, it's probably a special UV resistant glass to protect the screen from fading. Perhaps, that explains why the previous screen was removed -- to deal with UV dam...
by SpringGreen
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:48 pm
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Topic: Taliesin
Replies: 51
Views: 9035

Opening into Wright's bedroom

It didn't seem that he had a door. Johnny Hill (Taliesin Fellowship, 1938-53; 1963 until his death in 1996) told oral historian, Maggie Valentine, in an oral history in 1990 that Wright had a folding door in front of his bedroom. Mrs. Wright had put in a door that Taliesin Preservation removed in 20...
by SpringGreen
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:48 pm
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Topic: Darwin Martin House
Replies: 16
Views: 4360

Martin House

A number of years ago I talked to several historic sites (Wright sites & others) while investigating the importance of doing an HSR. Here's part of my concluding e-mail about the Martin House (this was 2005 I think): **** their HSR was inexpensive ($25,000). However, this was completed c. 1995, only...
by SpringGreen
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:23 am
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Topic: Acorn House for Sale | Spring Green | Stephen Nemtin
Replies: 11
Views: 2737

The present owner loves the land. TAA's client is selling the building, not the property. The original owner is now in another building on the piece of land. If you want to know the reason I'll tell you off this page. Oh, I should make it clear that the "present owner", the "TAA client" & the "origi...
by SpringGreen
Tue May 15, 2018 12:32 pm
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Topic: Tom Wolfe 1930-2018
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Tom Wolfe

I liked "From Bauhaus..." more than The Painted Word, maybe because I didn't have any preconceived notions of "From Bauhaus", where I had higher expectations leading up to The Painted Word. That's the most I ever read by him.
by SpringGreen
Thu May 03, 2018 1:17 pm
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Topic: Taliesin 1 chair by Cassina
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

Year of design

The Cassina furniture has gone through the FLLW Foundation, so they must have settled on the year of the design. The drawing number, 4612.044 does mean that Pfeiffer originally placed the date on the drawing as 1946, but I've found he wasn't always correct. I like the Darth Vader version of the chair.
by SpringGreen
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:32 am
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Topic: Suzette Lucas
Replies: 3
Views: 1247

Suzette Lucas

I think she did a great job with the FLW Quarterly that the newer editors haven't yet surpassed. I just wish for longer written pieces with bibliographies.
by SpringGreen
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:29 pm
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Topic: Article: 'When Frank Lloyd Wright Designed a Bookstore'
Replies: 23
Views: 4414

Frank Lloyd Wright Designed a Bookstore

Except for the regrettable mistakes on the author's part (Borthwick defined seemingly solely as a neighbor's wife as opposed to the wife of a client, & FLW staying in Europe for a few months), the article is a nice piece of research. And here we all were, lamenting the poor research from those in bo...
by SpringGreen
Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:47 pm
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Topic: Heloise Crista
Replies: 23
Views: 7507

Heloise Christa

I don't know a lot about her, but she was born Heloise Schweizer, received a BA in 1948 in applied arts at UCLA and became a member of the Taliesin Fellowship the next year. She had one son, Christopher, in 1957 who died in 1974.
by SpringGreen
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:19 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
Replies: 105
Views: 23998

I've just spent some time trying to read the last few days of your posts (I don't check on the weekends - I spend enough time thinking about Taliesin during the week). JimM has got a lot of things correct. I don't know what to tell you about the door on the east wall, although I agree with JimM: the...
by SpringGreen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:20 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
Replies: 105
Views: 23998

JimM

That's a good reading of Taliesin I. I should expect that, since you did the drawing of Taliesin I for Ron McCrea's Building Taliesin, didn't you?