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by dtc
Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:02 pm
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Topic: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
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John Origlio, who acted as our restoration architect for the work we tackled here, did the drawings for us.
I'll ask him what source he used.
by dtc
Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:26 pm
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Topic: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
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Certain details vary, measurements vary as we know...all we need to do is compare any 2 "Folded Plywood chairs" ("origami") of Wright's. I've never seen 2 alike. The same holds true with his lamp designs as well. See Lloyd Lewis pole lamp as compared to the Lovness lamps and the Melvyn Maxwell Smith...
by dtc
Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:19 pm
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Topic: Is this Desk Lamp Authentic?
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Has the shade material been discussed. The shades of the clients lamps I've seen have been paper...rice paper, some with surface block printing, like the one's at the Zimmerman house. I have made a couple of these for the Dobkins house using paper shades with Red Philippine Mahogany to match existin...
by dtc
Sun Sep 28, 2014 11:37 am
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Topic: Who is Going to the FLWBC Annual Conference in Phoenix?
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My wife Dianne and I will be in attendance.
We look forward to the lectures, the tours of the architecture and of course
all the camaraderie.
See you there Paul.
by dtc
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:45 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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Work is moving along nicely, you must be very pleased. I know all of us are enjoying this documentation of your recent projects. May I ask how are you going to tie the interior parapet wall to the exterior wall already laid up? I'm a bit confused...the interior wall will sit on the poured mat, corre...
by dtc
Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:25 am
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Topic: Apprentice house in Grand Rapids, Mich.?
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Harold Turner was involved in building the David and Margaret Wall residence, 1941. He supervised construction, and perhaps was the builder as well. I believe he designed and built usonian homes, (with out Wright) one of which was for himself.
by dtc
Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:47 pm
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Topic: Cubist Sprite ?
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Those same citizens who live with Lasy-Boy lounge chairs, floral wallpaper borders and shutters at every window are going to make
the selection for the city to acquire a sculpture
for their permanent collection ?

Oh boy!
by dtc
Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:15 pm
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Topic: Dobkins House--Info Requested
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Paul, you are correct, Wright did design with a limited materials palette.
And yes, for the exterior, he only used brick and glass.
Wood is used only for fascias, casement windows and doors.
by dtc
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:44 am
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Topic: Walls or floors?
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How many feet above grade would you say is the Peterson living room and terrace?

Do see "Frank Lloyd Wright's Seth Peterson Cottage" Pg. 7.
Living room and terrace wall is up and I believe there is no floor.

Also see "Kentuck Knob" by Bernardine Hagan. Numerous construction photos.
by dtc
Sat Jul 26, 2014 11:26 am
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Topic: Walls or floors?
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Good question. Do check out the Lovness cottage and the Hagan. It is reported that the Hagan was designed to have a poured mat originally with module scored in. Do not know when in construction the decision was made by the Hagan's to have a floor similar to the Kaufmann Fallingwater. The Hagan has t...
by dtc
Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:06 am
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Topic: Walls or floors?
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I failed to mention the parapet terrace wall and about half of the terrace mat was re-built during Dr. Dobkins time. Date of the restoration unknown. When replacing building sealant at floor and parapet joint It was discovered that the new and the original terrace did not come in contact with the wa...
by dtc
Fri Jul 25, 2014 10:03 pm
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Topic: Walls or floors?
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The first few courses of the exterior walls become the form for the interior floor and exterior terraces. At least that was the situation at Dobkins. And the result is walls are on footers and the pour of the concrete mat is independent of the walls on gravel. When the floors move, and they will, th...
by dtc
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:45 am
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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I've noticed that the Lamberson does not have the traditional rowlock cap system on it's terrace parapet. Is it a half brick? What is it's dimension? Possibly unique to find this system in Wright's work, has he used it before? More typical would be continuing the same rowlock used elsewhere at the h...
by dtc
Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:31 am
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Topic: Dobkins House--Info Requested
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Tom,
Yes, you are correct, you are seeing a window.
I will post another pic of the window.

SDR,
I'll take your idea of a holiday card to heart.
I can see it now, a horizontal Z- fold card, coated stock, perhaps printed in black and white.
by dtc
Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:14 pm
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Topic: Lamberson House Restoration
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When the brick layers start their phase of the project, please show details how the parapet wall will meet the stairs & details where the wall makes a 90 degree return on the terrace floor.