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Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:27 pm
by SDR
Ah. There's usually something staring me right in the face . . . !

Would the spiral stair also provide an alternate exit from the building ? That might explain (to an extent) why it is so open . . .


Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 9:23 am
by Tom
Haven't read my Smith book in awhile -
but it seems like the Hanna House and Wright's hexagonal modular plans in particular had a lasting impact on his art.
Unusual to see that combination from organic to abstract ...
or are there other examples?

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 8:52 am
by Modmom1
I was informed that this house is about to go on the market, when it does I will post a link- additional photographs might reveal some answers.

For those interested in reading more about Tony Smith's influences besides Wright, the MOMA catalogue, "Tony Smith: Architect-Painter-Sculptor" is a good resource which is now available online: ... 024882.pdf

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:19 am
by SDR
Wow ! Thanks . . . and as a bonus, an example of MoMA's impeccable graphic design . . .


Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 am
by Tom
Yeah, that’s the book l’ve got.
Very informative.
It’s got a picture in there of him and his daughter Kiki when she was small drawing together

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:20 pm
by Tom
Tony Smith at Glenstone (click on image to enlarge):

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:57 pm
by SDR
11 x 64 x 78 feet... !


Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:10 pm
by Tom

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:21 pm
by SDR
Once you have coordinated a hexagon with a square, on paper, it's only a matter of time before you are inspired to, and prepared for, this kind of work...?


Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:40 am
by Tom
This sculpture is the size of architecture.
I would say that Wright's work,
or the Hannah House in particular
had a profound and lasting impact on Smith.