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by DRN
Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:53 pm
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Topic: And, another new book
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I've never read "The Lost Years". It's on my list of books to read, but I haven't gotten to it. Maybe I should piggyback its reading with the new book about the Taliesin tragedy. Cause and effect.
by DRN
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:48 pm
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Topic: #3 Architectural Photo Trivia of the Day
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John Rattenbury, Charles Montooth, Kamal Amin,.... Wes, Jack?
by DRN
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:44 pm
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Topic: Buildings and homes built AFTER Wright died
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These are the Legacy projects that I know of: Nakoma Club House @ Gold Mountain First Christian Church Phoenix Blue Sky Masoleum in Buffalo The two versions of the Burlingham Pottery House: one in Phoenix, one in New Mexico. The Usonian house originally designed for Bell built in California in the '...
by DRN
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:20 pm
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Topic: And, another new book
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This thread has touched on an important and relatively silent chapter of Wright's career, 1914 to 1932, that has intrigued me as long as I have studied Wright. In a research paper I wrote in 1981 when I was in 9th grade, I noted Wright's buildings changed after the fire at Taliesin. Even at that ten...
by DRN
Fri Feb 02, 2007 8:30 am
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Topic: 17 FLLW houses for sale.
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It's harder to be a patron of the arts when your "art" is not located where your family or career is located. Typically, the patron buys a Calder or a Klimt and takes to their home. It is a very different prospect to buy a piece of art then have to move your family and career to be with the art. The...
by DRN
Tue Jan 30, 2007 8:16 am
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Topic: Hickox-House in Germany ?
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The website makes reference to Wright in a quote and in the graphics of the logo. I'm not sure it copies the Hickox house, but do I see clear references to American Arts and Crafts era houses. If one were to compare the house to Wright's work, I would agree the roof slopes and window shapes remind m...
by DRN
Mon Jan 29, 2007 1:16 pm
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Topic: The Story of FLW's 1950 un-built Hall House
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The story brings life to a familiar Monograph entry, and reminded me that all commissions, built or not, have a story to tell. It is touching that though the couple did not build the house, it was still a part of their lives for the rest of their lives. It seems the memories of the journey, the meet...
by DRN
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:09 pm
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Topic: [B]LOOKING FOR PLANS FOR LOVNESS STUDIO[/B]
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Sorry,in the above post, I got my terminology wrong..what I noted as the Loveness "house" should read "studio";and what I noted as "studio" should read "cottage".
by DRN
Thu Jan 25, 2007 2:04 pm
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Topic: [B]LOOKING FOR PLANS FOR LOVNESS STUDIO[/B]
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The easiest way to see the plan of the Loveness house and the later studio would be to purchase a copy of William Allin Storrer's "Frank Lloyd Wright Companion". (see Storrer's website http://www.franklloydwrightinfo.com) The Loveness house from the 1950's is listed with photos and a plan, and the s...
by DRN
Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:13 am
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Topic: #2 Architectural Photo Trivia of the Day
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What happened to the second photo (view of a terrace) of the mystery building posted on 1/22/07? The woods look northern; the beech tree makes me want to say VA or MD. The landscaping in the foreground is young in the photo and in a style post-1975. The building appears to be a house, though the dri...
by DRN
Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:32 pm
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Topic: Architecture Trivia of the Day?
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RJH- Was the Johnson estate open recently or were you a guest of Mr. Johnson prior to January 2005? I'm looking forward to seeing the estate for myself once it opens later this year. Experiencing the scale of the place and the relationships between the buildings should be interesting as it cannot be...
by DRN
Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:13 am
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Topic: Architecture Trivia of the Day?
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I thought it might be animal related...inspired by "Eddie's dog house" at FLLW's Berger house maybe? Close inspection of the pic reveals that the dog house is constructed of weathered wood in what appears to be a northern climate; New England or the upper Midwest. Such a low-lying unfinished wood st...
by DRN
Fri Jan 19, 2007 9:03 am
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Topic: jacobs 1 house elevations
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Jake. I was given a similar assignment when I was in school. You don't need elevation drawings to complete the assignment. Find a copy of "Building with Frank Lloyd Wright" by Herbert Jacobs in your library, most arch schools have it or can get it. A copy of "The Natural House" by FLLW or the GA Mon...
by DRN
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:26 am
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Topic: Blaine Drake for sale
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Decorating aside, the house has an Albert Frey or Neutra-esque "Palm Springs-modern" feel about it that IMHO works well in the desert. The subtle geometric detail on the fascias nicely carries some of the wall panel rhythm to the roof line. The whiteness exterior panels would be a bit harsh on a sun...
by DRN
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:22 am
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Topic: New Dean of FLW School of Architecture
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Two points that speak to earlier posts: 1. The school has, as part of its NAAB accredidation, been required to have faculty from a wider range of backgrounds. There have been adjunct faculty without Fellowship training since the early '90's. 2. As to the new dean's age, he is without a lot of academ...