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by Rood
Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:54 pm
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Topic: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving
Replies: 9
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Re: School of Architecture at Taliesin is moving

Poetic justice of a sort ? In any event, it's time we all caught up with the man and the place. For instance---Soleri died seven years and two months ago today, in Paradise Valley. Born in Turin, 100 years and 352 days ago. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paolo_Soleri S You live long enough ... and y...
by Rood
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:30 pm
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Topic: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
Replies: 41
Views: 6341

Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

I don't require a lot of room to be comfortable, but the Fabris Mansion is a bit extreme. Could 2 persons sit in those two chairs without knocking knees? Don't know, but it's probably one reason I have never been inside the Fabris Cottage ... As for the "Engineer's Cottage" mention at the end of th...
by Rood
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:53 pm
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Topic: Glore Residence - Lake Forest
Replies: 52
Views: 11830

Re: Glore Residence - Lake Forest

Don't know but that the long walks (and drives!) to meals at Taliesin and at Taliesin West would make the walk from the Glore dining room to the living room a rather elegant affair, putting family and guests in an entirely new setting, making their final arrival a welcome opportunity to sit and rela...
by Rood
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:06 pm
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Topic: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: Video: Drafting Studios at Taliesin & Taliesin West

Interesting tour, but, yes, both studios are no longer much used ... unless through some miracle the School reconstitutes itself. I do have several comments ... First ...I believe Arnold Roy still uses his draughting table, which is located to the far left of the portrait of Mr. Wright in the corner...
by Rood
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:32 pm
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Topic: Kickstarting my Architecture Book
Replies: 13
Views: 1873

Re: Kickstarting my Architecture Book

Yes...modern in the Northwest really has its seeds in the Bay Area vernacular work of Wurster et al. Wood and a lot of T&G vertical siding. Yeon and Belluschi worked in that vein in Portland, Oregon, creating some very crisp houses...sort of photo- post-and-beam. Belluschi was the more serious by f...
by Rood
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:56 pm
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Topic: Affleck House Analysis
Replies: 89
Views: 14311

Re: Affleck House Analysis

I hope you're working on a book or some memoirs, Rood; you have a priceless trove of anecdotes---and who knows what else ! S Hmm... something I've resisted doing for decades. Indeed, Indira recently begged me (again) to finally submit something for the record. And ... some want a tell-all book, whi...
by Rood
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:26 pm
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright Quintin Blair House
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright Quintin Blair House

The 'road' is actually a driveway with a gate across at the highway. Google Maps cannot enter, so I doubt you can drive up the road without an invitation. The aerial view shows that the house has been vastly enlarged. My sister and I visited the house many years ago, so I don't know anything about ...
by Rood
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:18 pm
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Topic: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island
Replies: 199
Views: 165717

Re: Chahroudi / Massaro residence on Petre Island

I find the drawings of Chahroudi very intriguing, but when the house was finally built found the design rather clunky. Something about the band that is the balcony parapet wall and the band of the roof fascia doesn't work for me. The drawing above makes it look like the home was intended for a fore...
by Rood
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:13 pm
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Topic: Affleck House Analysis
Replies: 89
Views: 14311

Re: Affleck House Analysis

The walls of Pfeiffer House were built with 2 x 4's ... and before the walls were enclosed, fiberglass batts were stapled in ... but during that night a strong wind came up. The next morning most of those batts were found scattered all over the mountain side. Most of the construction was done by a t...
by Rood
Sat May 30, 2020 11:56 am
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Topic: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West
Replies: 30
Views: 5236

Re: Video: Garden Room at Taliesin West

DavidC wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 2:51 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright's Garden Room at Taliesin West - (3:57) David
Are we to understand in order to see the video ... we must first join Facebook? God forbid!
by Rood
Fri May 29, 2020 10:57 am
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Topic: Donahoe Triptych
Replies: 16
Views: 6804

Re: Donahoe Triptych

A reader of this thread wrote in to the Conservancy office to share a newspaper article with some more background on the Donahoes. https://www.dropbox.com/s/vm5g6tcwwiqxxm7/IMG_0303.JPG?dl=0 Interesting article, but of course the final sentence is not quite accurate. Perhaps Mr. Wright didn't overs...
by Rood
Mon May 25, 2020 9:40 pm
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Topic: Tracing the designs of 4 basic chairs
Replies: 221
Views: 191592

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Semi-comfortable group dining accommodation abounds at T West, apparently. Here is the full photo of the Cabaret, and one of the Garden Room (should these be capitalized ?), both appearing on the same page of "FLLW's House Beautiful" (Diane Maddex; Hearst Books ©2000). No dates are given for photo...
by Rood
Sun May 24, 2020 2:41 pm
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Topic: Vincent Scully lecture video about FLW 1914-1959
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Views: 1381

Re: Vincent Scully lecture video about FLW 1914-1959

There is, for instance, no Greene & Greene Dodge house---in Pasadena or anywhere else; perhaps Scully is thinking of Irving Gill's Walter Luther Dodge house in West Hollywood (1914-16), which has nothing to do with Wright, Millard, or Greene. S Scully frequently tended to get carried away with hims...
by Rood
Tue May 19, 2020 10:28 pm
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Topic: Bernard Schwartz House
Replies: 89
Views: 20538

Re: Bernard Schwartz House

Never been in the house, but the "square" in the corner of the kitchen drawing might very well refer to the skylight, one corner of which is visible in one of the photos. The brick "pier" in the kitchen is undoubtedly the chimney serving the ground floor utility room. The rectangle in the utility ro...
by Rood
Sat May 16, 2020 10:34 pm
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Topic: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House
Replies: 43
Views: 6969

Re: RESIDENCE B - Hollyhock House

I've been looking at the first photograph on this page, and I've finally noticed what makes it so eerie: the sky is dark, instead of light. How did Mr Teske achieve that effect ? Is it paint ? The smoggy years in LA were never that bad, were they ? I detect faint signs of writing and other marks, i...