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Unbrook
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Broadacre City

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What is the best resource to learn about Broadacre City?

SDR
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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

There is a pair of paperback books, 7"x14", collectively known as "The Phoenix Papers" (The Herberger Center for Design Excellence, 1990, 160 pp each). Volume I is "Broadacre City," Volume II is "The Natural Pattern of Structure." Volume I has 7 articles, including H. Allen Brooks, John Sergeant and Lionel March. Rare, I am sure.

J. B. Muns has a Taliesin publication: "The New Frontier, Broadacre City" Vol. 1, 1940, a 38-page pamphlet, alas $450.

MOman2
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Broadacre City model

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Does anyone have info on what happened to the Broadacre City model from 2014?
MOMA in New York currently has a restored version of the Broadacre City model on display. Michael Hession went down there to snap a few pictures, seen throughout this post. The exhibition closes June 1, 2014.
https://paleofuture.gizmodo.com/broadac ... 1509433082
Thank you
in addition here are two websites that discuss Broadacre City
http://www.curbed.com/2017/1/4/14154644 ... ty-history

http://www.mediaarchitecture.at/archite ... l_en.shtml

DRN
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Re: Broadacre City and Einstein

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I came across this article recently...apparently Wright and Einstein had an evening together at La Miniatura...
https://www.ias.edu/ideas/2014/cameron-einstein


Tom
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Re: Broadacre City

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Great Links
Thank you

SDR
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Re: Broadacre City

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Yes. Thank you, Dan. Another piece of Wright history brought to the surface.

There are several early houses by Kahn on the USmodernist page that I've not seen before. I particularly like the Morton and Lenore Weiss house of 1950.

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DRN
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Re: Broadacre City

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Kahn’s Weiss house is arguably his best design for single family living...the vertical sliding wood sunshades, furniture designs and mural were stand out details. The original owners loved it and lived there the rest of their lives.

Sadly, the house is now hanging by a thread. It was acquired by a realtor about 20 years ago after the Weiss’ passed away. The house is on a notably large parcel of land very convenient to a brand new hospital. The realtor seems to want to develop the property and laughably proposed at a hearing that he would preserve the house by recycling its stone masonry for the veneer masonry on whatever buildings would be constructed on the site. A desk from the house was sold at auction a year or two ago.

MOman2
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Re: Broadacre City

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If it is still around where is the Broadacre City model?

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Re: Broadacre City

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It is assumed to be at MoMA in New York, with the other models . . .?

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