(BN ) New `Frank Lloyd Wright' Home Rises; Purists Protest

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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

As many who were there at the time attest, Fallingwater followed that first set of drawings almost to the last inch. Obviously there were working drawings made from the sketch (all three levels were drawn one on top of the other), but the design did not stray.

outside in
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Post by outside in »

The original drawings for Fallingwater were lacking in a variety of ways, including how in the world Wright was planning on holding the thing up! It was there in concept, but still unresolved. Unfortunately, Wes and other structural engineers did their best to make it work without significantly altering the house as described on the original sketches. Wright went on to develop the design, as he did with every project, in order to bring the building to fruition. Working drawings take months to complete and the building evolves during this phase. As with most Wright-designed homes, the construction process allowed for further refinement and alterations. Although Wright ensured that the basic concept of Fallingwater remained, the final product is a much more developed and refined work than that described on the original sketches.

Wes Barwick
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Post by Wes Barwick »

Reidy stated: Storrer counts numerous unsupervised bootlegs, prefabs and the like (including that Corwin house in Racine) as authentic.



What is your reasoning for those homes not being counted? I would tend to agree with Storrer on these, why don't you?



As for the current house being discussed, at best it can be said as "Inspired by the drawings of..."

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