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by DRN
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:47 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

According to the book Voiture Minimum: Le Corbusier and the Automobile , LC was friends with aviation pioneer/builder and later car maker Gabriel Voisin. Voisin funded the conceptual a city planning scheme by LC called the "Plan Voisin" much the same way EJ Kaufmann funded Wright's Broadacre City mo...
by DRN
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:39 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

The image at the attached link is painting of a 1966 Toronado done in the manner of the great posters of the 1920’s and 1930’s, further tying the spirit of the Toronado to that of the Cord. https://arteauto.com/collections/alain-levesque/products/oldsmobile-toronado-gouache-on-board-by-alain-levesqu...
by DRN
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:45 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

I have the distinct memory from my early college years( ‘84-‘85 )of a friend from high school who drove a “hand me down” 1970 Toronado sweating the cost of the replacement of a torn CV boot. As much as I know about cars, I’m not sure if the CV boot and the axle seal noted in the article are one and ...
by DRN
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:09 am
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Topic: Sources of Architectural Photography?
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Re: Sources of Architectural Photography?

https://www.nytimes.com/1964/05/28/archives/architectural-forum-dropped-house-and-home-magazine-sold.html Through EJKauffman’s retail advertising connections with TIME/ LIFE magazines, Wright was well published by TIME, LIFE, and their family of other magazines which included Architectural Forum and...
by DRN
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:54 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Many thanks SDR for sharing this great article in its entirety. The discussion of some of the details of Broadacre City’s roads and utilities were new to me. Concave roads with a center gutter and utility trench may look good, but having cars drift to the center with no barrier might be a bit risky....
by DRN
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:22 am
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

1:1. The instrument under development was a bench top integrator which was to interface with other bench top lab equipment HP produced, notably gas chromatographs. My father and HP were looking not just at physical appearance, but also how the object would fit into a lab setting, how it would be acc...
by DRN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:16 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

I recall my industrial designer father sculpting a clay model of a proposed Hewlett-Packard lab instrument over a 2x and plywood buck (core) in our garage one weekend in the 1970’s. I was mesmerized watching him shape it. I recall being amazed at the photos he showed me later after he had “dressed” ...
by DRN
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:36 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

I look forward to hearing about FLLW and “Automobility” from the pages of Automobile Quarterly. A BDalton bookstore at the long gone Granite Run Mall in Media, PA, used to carry AQ when I was a kid...I bought the occasional copy or asked for one to be put away as a gift if an issue captured my inter...
by DRN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:18 pm
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Topic: Why no one designs houses like Frank Lloyd Wright today
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Re: Why no one designs houses like Frank Lloyd Wright today

Economics play into the situation as well. The cost of scratch building each and every component in a house is much higher now than it was pre-1960. Having had three pairs of operable and two pairs of stationery French doors made from scratch to replace the rotted originals, I can attest to why some...
by DRN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:39 pm
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Topic: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

The DroneHub house may not be very Wrightian, but it isn’t bad for a large house. There are a lot of details that enliven the place.

Menomonie:
The snow day photos don’t help the monotony of it all....
by DRN
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:12 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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FLLW in Automobile Quarterly

While perusing an index of topics in the 50 year run of Automobile Quarterly...don't ask.... I came across two articles related to FLLW: Volume 29 Number 3: "Trekking to Usonia" The Crosley Cars of FLLW, pp40-51 https://www.ebay.com/i/174223112909?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mk...
by DRN
Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:32 am
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Topic: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?
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Re: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?

The idea of fishing new tubing was tried and succeeded on the ground floor of one of the Suntop units. It should be made clear the Suntop first floor slab is not large, almost square and is a single loop of piping of large diameter and large radii. Later Usonians have more complex distribution patte...
by DRN
Sun Aug 23, 2020 7:51 pm
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Topic: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?
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Re: Concrete floor / radiant heat experiences?

Welcome Gris! As outside in noted, nothing lasts forever, but there are some ways to care for the system to prolong its service life and to make spot repairs as needed. This is a link to a Wright Chat thread in which we chewed on the subject a bit, and I discussed one of my two repairs to my system:...
by DRN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:00 pm
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Topic: Article: Florida Southern College gets grant to restore planetarium
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Re: Article: Florida Southern College gets grant to restore planetarium

Two different types of subject matter. Hubble and its progeny send great images focused on distant bits of the galaxy and larger universe. A planetarium has the ability to model the night sky and illustrate what can be seen on the earth with the naked eye at different points on the earth and at any ...
by DRN
Sat Aug 22, 2020 10:54 am
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Topic: eBay: Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair
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Re: eBay: Frank Lloyd Wright Barrel Chair

I’m assuming this is a well worn Cassina edition of the barrel chair which was based on Wright’s 1930’s (Johnson) version of the chair. The 1930’s version was “simplified”, losing the arm upturn and some of the flair of the back.