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I recently performed the exercise of determining Wright's age at each of the decades of his career, as follows; I used it in conjunction with knowledge of what he was doing at each of the steps on his personal ladder:
1887 - 20
1897 - 30
1907 - 40
1917 - 50
1927 - 60
1937 - 70
1947 - 80
1957 - 90
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I don't know of a single collection of such photos -- something else for the scholars to work on ?
The earliest use of a red square on a drawing, found in a cursory scan of Taschen, is on a plan of Taliesin I, in 1911. The square is surrounded by a thin black line, spaced perhaps 10% the size of the square itself. I imagine that the cross-in-square adorned some earlier drawings; it would be interesting to know where Wright might have found a precedent for that figure.
Interesting office hours.
Heh. If you mean "Ornament of stylized and abstracted natural form, applied in accordance with the building module," why not say "Ornament of stylized and abstracted natural form, applied in accordance with the building module" ?
During that period, Wright would travel between Oak Park and the city twice a day, in order to meet with clients in both places.
Wright did a similar thing at Hollyhock house...the accent glass in the windows on the south side is green, the accent glass on the north side is purple. never see them together really and after docenting there for two years I have never noticed until it was pointed out to me.SDR wrote:
I found it interesting that the colors of the "flowers" in the Bradley windows apparently varied from one set to another -- see page one of thread. I don't recall Wright employing an identical design but altering the glass color, as here, in windows in another project.
I don't know if this drawing (looking like Marion Mahoney's) was done in 1904, or if the title was done later, or what.
Didn't FLW go back and annotate his earlier work sometimes?
(this lettering, and signature, and red square look like it could be something from the 30's onward rather than early Prairie years)
You might be onto something, though, considering that Gale lettering style ? Look at contemporary drawings, for lettering.
Would you look at Darwin Martin, in your latest Monograph, for photos or drawings of the "wigwam" double-sided fireplace ? I'm trying to figure out what those tall metal posts are meant to be, or to do . . .