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by Rood
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:10 pm
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Topic: My new (to me) Ernst Anderegg Usonian
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I should have explained ... that I only came upon this thread a few days ago ... and read all 16 pages at one time. On page two SDR likens the plan of the Anderegg house to the Loveness House ... and I merely pointed out that the genesis for both plans is found in Mr. Wright's design of the Hause ho...
by Rood
Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:50 pm
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Topic: Florida Southern's new Visitor Center
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The Usonian House is undoubtedly the Faculty House featured in Frank Lloyd Wright Monograph: 1937-1941... plates 165-166. The plan is a slight variation of the more commonly known Hause house project from the 1940 Usonia housing development for Lansing, Michigan ... the same design which, over the y...
by Rood
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:13 pm
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Topic: he Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation seeks CEO
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:59 pm Post subject: Reply with quote So would her heirs (and FLW's) continue to receive funds from the foundation? Not being party to anyone's will, I can't say what is due or not due, but this I do know: Mrs. Wright sold much of what few things Mr. Wright left her, pe...
by Rood
Tue Jul 05, 2011 1:05 pm
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Topic: FLW's Involvement With The Arizona Biltmore?
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Have the original plans ever been published? Not to my knowledge. Could you post some of them? No. I don't have access to them. The fact that they changed is not proof that Wright changed them. True, but if he didn't who did? I briefly saw what I took to be the original drawings at Taliesin West dur...
by Rood
Tue Jul 05, 2011 12:59 am
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Topic: FLW's Involvement With The Arizona Biltmore?
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It has always been my opinion, from what I have read and heard, that Wrights involvement was limited to the design, fabrication and application of the textile blocks ... . To what extent he inserted himself into the total design, past being that of a 'consultant on the project', we may never be cer...
by Rood
Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:48 pm
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Topic: For sale: One of the "Suntop Homes" in Ardmore, PA
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An owner I met at a Conservancy conference years ago said that these are, legally, entirely separate properties and not a condo. Don't know if the story is apocryphal or not, but I have a distinct memory of BBPfeiffer telling me, decades ago, that one unit burned ... without affecting the other thr...
by Rood
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:38 pm
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Topic: My new (to me) Ernst Anderegg Usonian
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http://sdrdesign.com/Lovness1955Plan.jpg Lovness(sic), 1955 (plan from W A Storrer) Well. . .maybe. The workspace (kitchen) is not in the same location. But there are other similarities. SDR Yes, and the Loveness House is based on the 1939 C.D. Hause project for Usonia II (and one of the faculty ho...
by Rood
Wed May 11, 2011 7:05 pm
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Topic: Photographs of Taliesin, Hillside, in 1949 on PrairieMod
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Theatre Curtain

Never having seen the older curtain, I can't say if the design was the same, or only similar, but obviously top portions of the older curtain were much different. The present curtain was cleaned and refurbished two years ago, before being put on display at the Guggenheim Museum, where it held court ...
by Rood
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:17 pm
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Topic: Use of Frank Lloyd Wright's Name with Massaro / Charoudi
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Wright, where it belongs PASSIONS A new house is believed to be the first since the architect's death to rise on its intended site. June 09, 2005|Diane Haithman | Los Angeles Times Staff Writer Colleagues describe Joe Massaro as a can-do kind of guy. When he heard that 11-acre Petre Island in Lake M...
by Rood
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:37 pm
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Topic: Pauson House & Louis Sullivan Book Review
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My book review ...

Building the Pauson House is a wonderful book ... brief, and to the point. I believe the best part, besides the to me "new" photographs, are the parade of floor plans. To see Mr. Wright's first idea going through permutation after permutation, until Rose Pauson finally obtained his undivided attenti...
by Rood
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:34 pm
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Building The Pauson House ....

Is a wonderful book ... brief, and to the point. I believe the best part, besides the to me "new" photographs, are the parade of floor plans. To see Mr. Wright's first idea going through permutation after permutation, until Rose Pauson finally obtained his undivided attention, which resulted in the ...
by Rood
Mon Mar 28, 2011 10:30 pm
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Topic: Building The Pauson House
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Building The Pauson House

Is a wonderful book ... brief, and to the point. I believe the best part, besides the to me "new" photographs, are the parade of floor plans. To see Mr. Wright's first idea going through permutation after permutation, until Rose Pauson finally obtained his undivided attention, which resulted in the ...
by Rood
Mon Mar 21, 2011 12:13 am
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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Yes ... I'm always astonished whenever I meet a new FLLW fireplace, as they each have such incredible individuality. One fireplace that caught my youthful fancy was pictured in colour in an issue of Fortune Magazine back in the 40's or 50's (have the magazine here, somewhere). It was the tiny corner...
by Rood
Sun Mar 20, 2011 11:38 pm
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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SDR wrote:Right. I'm thinking a book on the fireplaces would be an attractive proposition -- but I'm too lazy to propose it to anyone. All in due time, I suppose.
S
Ask and it shall be given:

http://pomegranate.stores.yahoo.net/a797.html

Carla Lind's book on FLLW Fireplaces
by Rood
Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:04 pm
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Topic: Rose and Gertrude Pauson house
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There are some similarities between the Pauson and Grant plans -- but the site conditions dictated/provided for entirely different approach and entry sequences, wouldn't you say ? S D R That's exactly what I said ... time, place, and client needs dictated changes in disposition and resulting form ,...