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by DRN
Tue May 22, 2007 9:32 am
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Topic: Norris Kelly Smith
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Views: 12647

Oh yes, one more thing....in the photo of Wright on the cover of the '70's-'80's edition paperback, Wright is wearing a necktie with a geometric pattern that is stunning. If the Foundation wants to produce and sell neckties, that is the one to sell. It may not be Wright's design, but it sure looked ...
by DRN
Tue May 22, 2007 9:25 am
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Topic: Norris Kelly Smith
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I read this book while I was in college, and still have my paperback copy. I'm not sure if it was Smith's writing, or the studio induced sleep deprivation, but it was the most dry book I ever read about Wright. I recall having to re-read pages several times to follow Smith's points.
by DRN
Mon May 14, 2007 11:01 am
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Topic: Storrer's review of "The Fellowship".
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I saw mistakes as well....there is photo in the book of a male apprentice wearing a large, light colored cowboy hat that is listed in the caption as being John Howe. A photo in Curtis Bessinger's book of the same person in the same costume taken from a different angle is listed as Wes Peters. I wond...
by DRN
Tue May 08, 2007 12:24 pm
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Topic: Haynes House / Fine Woodworking Magazine / Fine Homebuilding
Replies: 3
Views: 4384

Kudos!

I look forward to seeing the article(s).
by DRN
Tue May 08, 2007 7:36 am
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Topic: JA Sweeton House..Can you see it?
Replies: 33
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RJH. The drawings arrived yesterday in the mail. I haven't had the chance to open them yet, but I know I will enjoy studying them. Thanks again. Redwood is rot resistant and probably led to its selection for the battens. I haven't seen the detail yet, but what you are describing may be a condition w...
by DRN
Mon May 07, 2007 8:21 am
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Topic: JA Sweeton House..Can you see it?
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Hopefully the drawings will arrive in the next day or so, thanks RJH. The original roof detail is intriguing. It was to have the strong horizontal appearance of a Bermuda roof. I understand it did not work well and was replaced with red asphalt (now fiberglass) shingles within a few years of constru...
by DRN
Tue May 01, 2007 1:25 pm
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Topic: Polymath resort Acme Pa. (Duncan House)
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Duncan is correct as the name for the Erdman Pre-fab dismantled and relocated to western Pennsylvania.



The Gordon house was the two story CMU and wood frame house in Oregon, which was relocated (except for masonry and slab) to The Oregon Garden, a botanical garden.
by DRN
Wed Apr 25, 2007 7:57 pm
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Topic: JA Sweeton House..Can you see it?
Replies: 33
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The house is safe.

My wife and I are purchasing it as our primary residence. The settlement date is still to be determined.

We are looking forward to the transition from being Wright fans to becoming Wright stewards.
by DRN
Tue Apr 24, 2007 11:18 am
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Topic: Arthur Pieper House in Arizona
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I believe that is correct. Cheney runs East/West. The house's driveway is off a small drive or alley that runs north/south and intersects Cheney at about this address. The Pieper house is not visible from Cheney. There is a two story concrete block house with lavender trim that has been misidentifie...
by DRN
Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:38 pm
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Topic: Guggenheim Face Lift
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I find the patterns in the crack map fascinating. Some of the larger cracks appear to correspond to the interior walls perpendicular to the outer walls, other large cracks occur at major building offsets, and the smallest and tightest of them seem to delineate the grid of the reinforcing within the ...
by DRN
Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:57 am
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Topic: Demoralizing Exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago
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You are right. Patina is good and establishes what is historic and what has been reproduced. I often find myself asking questions or being distracted at a historical property trying to ascertain what is original and what is not when it has been over-restored. Reproductions are to fill in gaps, but r...
by DRN
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:55 am
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Topic: Jack Lamberson House / Real or Fake?
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The close-up also reveals that I was mistaken about the car: it is not a Rambler, but rather a '57 Ford.
by DRN
Wed Apr 18, 2007 9:11 am
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Topic: Jack Lamberson House / Real or Fake?
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The roof in the H&H photo does not match the H&H plan either. Notice in the photo the small portion of roof that covers one as they walk from the carport to the main entrance door. That bit of roof does not show in the H&H plan but does on Storrer's and the later color photos. According to my grandf...
by DRN
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:36 am
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Topic: If a developer wanted to demo Kaden..
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Pepsigns conversation with Dyson is interesting. It sounds as if the precast concrete "lace" grille on the building is not just ornamental or to provide sun shading; it is structural as well. I hadn't considered it before, but the underside of the bottom cantilevered floor presents an enormous surfa...
by DRN
Thu Apr 05, 2007 2:18 pm
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Topic: 3 new NHLs by Frank Lloyd Wright
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There are many on the Department of Interior's National Register of Historic Places as well...the Dudley Spencer house in Delaware has a plaque.