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by DRN
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:52 am
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Topic: Alsop house news
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Views: 191

Re: Alsop house news

I’m very sorry to hear of Gordon’s passing.

Peter, please let Gordon’s sister know that the FLWBC is here to provide guidance and assistance with Wright on the Market in the task to find a new preservation minded owner/steward to continue her brother’s efforts and care for the house.
by DRN
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:03 pm
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Topic: Photos: AZ Biltmore Hotel year-long $70M restoration
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Re: Photos: AZ Biltmore Hotel year-long $70M restoration

The parquet floor grid in the lobby is fighting the grid of the structure...why the 45 degree rotation? The Paris Metro bar thing stuck under an out of the catalog glass canopy in the back lawn is out of place...though I suppose it goes with the 36’ tall twisted pomme frite that holds up the Christm...
by DRN
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:20 am
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

That doesn't sound like Turner. Hmm. Both William Allin Storrer and John Sergeant note Turner as the builder of Christie. Page 118 of the 1984 paperback edition of Sergeant's Usonian Houses book states Harold Turner spent several years building Usonians: Hanna '37, Rebhuhn '38, Suntop '39, G-W '39,...
by DRN
Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:41 am
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

Wright’s initial idea of the exterior wood of a Usonian house was to leave it alone to naturally weather to a silver grey...he stated in his book The Natural House that “wood best preserves itself”. This did not work well in many situations as the wood was bleached by the sun and in some cases, weat...
by DRN
Sat Apr 10, 2021 5:18 pm
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
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Views: 487

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

Harold Turner was building the Christie house and Suntop in ‘39-‘40. Wright tapped him to build the MoMA Usonian exhibition house as well, which was ultimately cancelled. It has been theorized that the MoMA perfs found their way across the river to Bernardsville via Turner... some or all possibly as...
by DRN
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:59 am
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Topic: Any Recognize this Usonian Window
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Views: 487

Re: Any Recognize this Usonian Window

YES!!! That is an originally installed perforated board (perf)from the James Christie house in Bernardsville NJ. These perfs were removed sometime after the House was sold in the late 1940’s. The originally installed perfs at Christie were identical to the perfs planned for Wright’s unbuilt Usonian ...
by DRN
Thu Mar 25, 2021 6:05 pm
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

In the November 2020 issue linked above is a great article about the history of the Carlson house...(OK, one inaccuracy: the author calls the house a "Usonian Automatic"), but that aside, the article is a series of recent photos and written history of the house's ownership. Of note: in the editor's ...
by DRN
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:52 am
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Topic: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright
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Re: A New Path Forward for the School of Architecture Founded by Frank Lloyd Wright

To my understanding, this is the most logical and potentially successful “path forward” The School has presented over the last 20 years. It would appear to be a win-win: The School is now located on an architecturally rich “campus” on which learning by design/build opportunities abound, and Cosanti/...
by DRN
Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:25 am
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Topic: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders
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Re: Hugo Avila's Wright Renders

The Newman rendering is stunning, as is the design it depicts. Now that we have this type illustration of the original design intent, it might be interesting to compare it to the Legacy version built in Ohio about 20 years ago.

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=13608
by DRN
Fri Mar 19, 2021 8:12 am
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Topic: Falling Water landscape drawings
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Re: Falling Water landscape drawings

The three trees at the west bedroom terrace may have survived for a while, but the final straw would have been the construction of a small break room for the house staff under the terrace. It is sort of an expanded landing at the head of a stair down to the boiler room. The room is not large but it ...
by DRN
Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:50 am
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

November 1988 (Remembrance of FLlW by Vernon Swaback) https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aho/id/269/rec/3 May 1974 (Member of McArthur family takes exception in letters section with characterization of Wright’s role in the AZ Biltmore, as printed in the April 1974 issue) https://azmem...
by DRN
Sat Mar 13, 2021 2:34 pm
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
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Views: 941

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

February 1965 (Grady Gammage opening) https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aho/id/631/rec/9 May 1940 (Taliesin West) https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aho/id/1231/rec/7 November 2020 (Raymond Carlson House) https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/collection/aho/id/1234/re...
by DRN
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:02 am
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Topic: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized
Replies: 16
Views: 941

Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

February 1956 issue (the issue in which I “discovered” Wright as a child)

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /742/rec/1

April 1962 issue (TAA work featured)

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /671/rec/1
by DRN
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:05 am
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Topic: Frank Lloyd Wright 12 Monograph set
Replies: 11
Views: 877

Re: Frank Lloyd Wright 12 Monograph set

As to a reprint, I’m certain GA knows the Monos are going for high prices, and has already done the math that indicates the potential for profit still doesn’t justify a reprint of the set, particularly in hardcover. We Wright enthusiasts are a relatively small market. There are not enough sets of Mo...