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The parallel-line textures drawn by Lloyd, Howe et al are virtually always vertical or horizontal. I wonder if there were/are any drafting machines at Taliesin. With 30Ã‚Âº and 60Ã‚Âº click stops, drawing one of those Usonian grids would be a piece of cake.
The blades of a drafting machine are about as long as any triangle -- but not nearly as long as a big T-square or a parallel edge.
I used a drafting machine in only one office, for a couple of years late in the game. I got used to it. I seldom got to employ the click-stops, available at 15Ã‚Âº increments as I recall it ? There might also have been a mechanism allowing one to return to any pre-set angle . . .
McCoy worked in the aircraft industry before joining Schindler; thus, her machine. When a second drafter joined the office with one, that led to the anecdote previously recounted.
Perhaps initial ideas for the 'Movement Pavilion' (as it was noted on the drawing) was to also have a concrete roof?
Harry Shearer's "Le Show" on radio, broadcast here Sundays at noon, includes a segment almost every week on some silliness or scandal having to do with the IOC. "The Olympics: it's a movement -- and we should all have one -- every day !" he intones . . .
But the other drawings labeled Movements Pavilion are of wood or steel construction, I believe. The built pavilion is more like a Butler steel-arch building that anything else, to me.
The back wall Changed over the years. It would be interesting to know if any of those draftings in the Appendices have dates. There is a lot of changes over time, regardless of the 1964 rebuild.
Here is a screenshot from Partner to Genius a documentary on Olgivanna
Screen Shot 2017-08-19 at 9.40.33 PM by Owen Collins, on Flickr
It shows the back wall before the desert masonry was added to the Stage Left side.