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all 700+ pages, including what must be every TW sketch and drawing from the archives. Serious nerd overload.
Would be nice if the same interest was considered for Taliesin. When Taliesin Preservation was first established, their site was heavy into restoration efforts. The master plan, historic survey, as built documentation, etc, were all supposed to be put on line...never happened. I stopped asking about it years ago. Current restoration updates are decent summaries, but not the level of detail the site originally appeared interested in offering.
Not having visited (yet) I was surprised to see how many latter day buildings had been added on, much in not-to-lovely fashion. Those areas typically don't show up on google searches or in books, so it was interesting to see all those nitty gritty snapshots of those less significant places. It is clear when the Master's hand was absent. Harboe's done a good job of classifying significance of the various areas. Hopefully correct restorations (and deletions ?) may be made according to those implied priorities.
In the appendix with the historical drawings (lots of them) it's evident that much was done from FLW"s loose & rough drawings. Unlike the Fallingwater legend/myth, he obviously didn't envision it all in his head but rather picked up a pencil and sketched things to work them out.
Among that group of drawings was a badly weathered rendering of the memorial garden (envisioned by who?) presumaby to contain the ashes of FLW & OLW after his remains had been snatched back from Wisconsin. Rather than being incorporated into an existing wall, it appears to be out in the landscape somewhere, detached from other buildings:
At the very end of the Master Plan PDF: it's like a vein of gold.SDR wrote:Just where is that found, Tom ?
The first drawing of the water tower with spire is my fave so far.
Wright loved to draw.
(JChoate: re desk at angle in bedroom. I felt the same. No way he put that desk in there like that. It's nuts. And it grates!)
OK, I'll bite.Among that group of drawings was a badly weathered rendering of the memorial garden (envisioned by who?) presumaby to contain the ashes of FLW & OLW after his remains had been snatched back from Wisconsin. Rather than being incorporated into an existing wall, it appears to be out in the landscape somewhere, detached from other buildings:
Iovanna called the Lloyd Jones cemetery doleful... this is pathetic. A green deciduous tree baking amid some hardscape and low wall/benches in the middle of the desert? I get the Tea Circle reference, but this is not Wisco, this is a desert....loosely spreading his ashes (oh by the way, FLLW did not choose to be cremated) at the base of a saguaro or an ocotillo would have been more respectful to his beloved Nature.
I sincerely hope this was not the final resting place of FLLW.
There may not be any 60 degree plan elements, but there are 60 and 120 degrees in elevation all over the place.