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by dkottum
Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:51 pm
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Topic: Unbuilt Design ... by Van Bergen
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Paul, would the Boulter house qualify?

http://wrightboulter.com/Pages/Image11.html

Also, the Walker house. I remember more in unbuilt designs, but not sure this is what you are referring to.

doug k
by dkottum
Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:46 pm
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Topic: George Furbeck listed
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Would Taliesin West be considered a 45 degree plan?

doug k
by dkottum
Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:24 pm
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Topic: Article: "Frank Lloyd Wright's Musical Origins"
Replies: 28
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A bit off topic

R Grant, your ancestry caught my eye, similar to our Kottum branch still on the family farm near Melhus, Sor-Trondelog just south of Trondheim. Great-grandfather left in 1865, eventually farming near Renville, MN.

Doug K
by dkottum
Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:34 pm
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Topic: Monographs Set Books 1-8 Found at Estate Sale!
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I got the soft covers as they came out, practically wore out the Usonian volumes, then added a hard cover set. Wright's own writing can be hard to read, and the writings of others vary widely in quality and accuracy. These floor and site plans, elevations, and details are perhaps the purest record o...
by dkottum
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:33 pm
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Topic: Brandes chairs
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Views: 10682

I have have this book at home but am away right now. I think it has some Taliesin drawings of chairs with dimensions. They would be small, not sure if you can read them.

http://www.amazon.com/Frank-Lloyd-Wrigh ... 0965581926

doug k
by dkottum
Fri Oct 26, 2012 8:32 pm
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Topic: FSC Usonian House Progress
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Views: 20146

We stopped at A.D. German Warehouse for a look in 1995 with our two youngsters, and Harvey Glanzer came from around back. He opened it up and insisted on giving us a tour. He told us about the construction indicating the decorative concrete was poured in place, showing us some molds used. They were ...
by dkottum
Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:57 pm
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Topic: Wooden Usonian Gate ?
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Bott gate

Some years ago I made a copy of a Bott gate plan offered on Ebay. Nicely done and colored, but slightly different than what was constructed. It was turquoise/green with some bright red elements, had an interesting automatic opening motor, and was of steel.

doug k
by dkottum
Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:40 pm
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Topic: Article: Usonian in IL based upon Alvin Miller
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Nicely done. Altered floor plan without destroying Usonian scale.

doug k
by dkottum
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:45 pm
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Topic: Obituary For Original FLW Client Ida Trier
Replies: 29
Views: 10490

Thanks Paul. Storrer says the Elams had a "falling out" with FLW and had to finish their kitchen without Wright's design. Have wondered what the story is behind that. An assignment for the Conference Tour members?

doug k
by dkottum
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:31 pm
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Topic: Obituary For Original FLW Client Ida Trier
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Ooops, Roberts and Blair also have 45 degree angles. Maybe others?

doug k
by dkottum
Thu Jul 12, 2012 12:24 pm
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Topic: Obituary For Original FLW Client Ida Trier
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Yes, Elam is wonderful and unusual with its 45 degree angle plan. The only others I can recall where FLW used it were the Penfield II project and Taliesin West.

doug k
by dkottum
Thu Jul 12, 2012 10:23 am
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Topic: Obituary For Original FLW Client Ida Trier
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I am wondering about Elam (1950) and LaFond (1960) in Minnesota? Original owners, family?
by dkottum
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:28 pm
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Topic: Obituary For Original FLW Client Ida Trier
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This truly was a special generation and we will miss them all dearly.

I don't think she was the last original client still living in her FLW home. Are there others?

Or is time slipping by me.

doug k
by dkottum
Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:20 pm
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Topic: kengo kuma + associates: center for the elderly in rikuzenta
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Nice. Could someone describe what keeps this roof from collapse, especially at the open end?

doug k
by dkottum
Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:57 pm
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Topic: Unbuilt home--Ludington Michigan
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Views: 74740

Unlike Massaro/Charoudi which was never developed to working drawings, Berdan has a complete set signed by FLLW. It is also a basic Usonian design not unlike many others Wright built in his lifetime. An easy build if built according to plan. The authenticity issues are not whether it can be built co...