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by SpringGreen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:17 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
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SDR said: Looking at the plans, the central stair to the "Basement" (1912 plan) exists in the earliest plans, and remains through Taliesin II, where it has been encased between a (partial) double colonnade, disappearing altogether from Taliesin III, where the area is now a part of the Garden Room. T...
by SpringGreen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:26 am
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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Another note to SDR

SDR wrote: Mr Wright's bedroom also expanded, but more terrace was created outside its doors, supported by large brackets below. Right. The terrace remained the same size & the bedroom was built onto it, then the brackets were added underneath the terrace onto pre-existing stone piers. This is becau...
by SpringGreen
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:59 am
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Topic: Article: What you need to know about Usonian homes
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Usonian Automatics

That jumped out at me, & I also heard that Usonia is a play on "United States of North America" (not just "United States of America"), but dammit, I've been doing this for so long I can't remember where I saw it. Thanks for attempting to write them. I didn't feel like jumping into that (I try to rem...
by SpringGreen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:47 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
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Where is "there"?

Roderick Grant: I was answering SDR's question from Jan. 23: So, a window. But not the door ? Because, the window followed the door . . . and was the last configuration when Wright was alive ? In answer to your question, Roderick: The photo of the guest room at the bottom of page three shows a Dutch...
by SpringGreen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:11 pm
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Covered Terrace

SDR: I should have looked at your question: The room that the Birdwalk looks at had glass windows in Wright's lifetime. Taliesin Preservation has a mission to restore the Taliesin home & estate back to its appearance in the 1950s, closer to 1959 if possible. That means removing those things that wer...
by SpringGreen
Wed Jan 24, 2018 11:54 am
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Door in Guest Bedroom

If there was a door there, we would have restored it, but there was not. Look at the Maynard Parker photo of the room (1955), which shows a built-in cabinet. I would have thought he had a door under that window & went looking for it, but no. The photograph by Parker was taken by him during the sessi...
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 3:00 pm
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Mrs. Wright said her husband didn't like the stonework, but I'm not so convinced he didn't. In that case, I agree with Roderick. I think she interpreted things in the most positive interpretation possible. I have never interpreted the stonework on the lower left any way or another, so I can't add to...
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:47 pm
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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JChoate: the grille in Wright's bedroom was there in Wright's lifetime. It was just covered by the blue shag (he had shag in the room in the 1950s). We did recently rebuild it a few months ago & took away parts of the shag so people on tours will be able to see it (the shag was in 3 pieces when we s...
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:12 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
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Yes, that's all stone that you're seeing in those photos.
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:05 pm
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Topic: Taliesin (North) plans compared
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Looked at after the weekend

Ok, first things first: Guys: you've got to come to Taliesin this summer because we are removing, right now, the gold on the corner in the Living Room. In fact, we already have removed it. Our Preservation crew member is cleaning it up right now. As he had removed the drywall on the corner, he conti...
by SpringGreen
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 am
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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John Ottenheimer

Yes: by the time John Ottenheimer became an apprentice. He became an apprentice in 1953.

Sorry: I'd accidentally written Oppenheimer before, when it's Ottenheimer.
by SpringGreen
Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:42 pm
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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Gene's apartment

Former apprentice, John Oppenheimer, lived there as well & he had his bed where JChoate thought of the seat & desk. We know that because John gave us a drawing of his room on paper. By the time he became an apprentice I think Gene was living up near the Hill Tower because his old apartment was, and ...
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:44 pm
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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Ok. I sent it to you.
by SpringGreen
Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:07 pm
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SDR's e-mail

Sorry, your e-mail address doesn't show up on your posts (or replies) & I couldn't get it by going to the Memberlist. All I see under your username is the day you joined, your number of posts, & your location.

So it's some glitch on my end (although I'm running Windows 10).
by SpringGreen
Mon Jan 15, 2018 4:13 pm
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Topic: Architectural Forum magazine drawing of Taliesin
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Sure. What's your e-mail address?

Coz at this point, I'm going to look for an image hosting site that doesn't cost as much as this one wants.