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Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:54 pm
by DavidC

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:25 pm
by juankbedoya
DavidC wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:54 pm
Frank Lloyd Wright's Eric Brown House Documentary - [40:20]


David
Interesting and emotive documentary. Round lots..!! so beautiful the use of the circles intersections... Do you have the (looong) floor plan or any architectural plan..?

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:59 pm
by SDR
https://savewright.org/building/anne-an ... n-house-4/

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Four bathrooms !

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© 1986 A.D.A. EDITA Tokyo Co., Ltd. and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, © 1993 by William Allin Storrer

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:42 pm
by juankbedoya
Thanks so much SDR... you are always in the party..!!

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:58 pm
by Roderick Grant
One of the best things about the Brown House is the wood ceiling. The soft brown goes so well with the concrete gray.

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:50 pm
by juankbedoya
Roderick Grant wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:58 pm
One of the best things about the Brown House is the wood ceiling. The soft brown goes so well with the concrete gray.
I'm agree with you. I also love that looooong "gallery" along with the wood

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:12 am
by Jckazoo
I am the owner of the Brown House, and I've never seen the photo that's at the top of SDR's March 29 post. What is the source of that photo? I'd love to know the date. The trees above the retaining wall are long gone.

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:23 pm
by g.dorn
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Is there still a trench in front of the carport?

Seems like an awkward way of dealing with roof runoff - must make the carport difficult to drive into!

This view to me has quite a Japanese influence.

and what a cantilever.


looks like trench is gone

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Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:25 pm
by g.dorn
Jckazoo wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:12 am
I am the owner of the Brown House, and I've never seen the photo that's at the top of SDR's March 29 post. What is the source of that photo? I'd love to know the date. The trees above the retaining wall are long gone.

Jckazoo
Please tells us your story

Please post some photos - it would be great to see some of the details never seen before - which for me is the whole thing!

and please post the Section drawings -probably sheet 4

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Mon May 11, 2020 11:58 pm
by SDR
Jckazoo, sorry I missed your post. The photo of the carport is found in A.D.A EDITA Wright Monograph 7 (1988); it is the only photo on the two-page entry for your house. Like all of the photos in these Monographs, it was taken by Yukio Futagawa. There is no date---but Futagawa began photographing Wright's work decades before these books were published, and I'm sure he took other shots of the house. Where they might be found I cannot say. His publishing house issued multiple volumes of Wright's work in addition to the Monographs . . .

S

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 am
by SDR
To make up for that, here are the seven Alan Weintraub photos of Eric Brown, from "Frank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern" (2007):


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plan © 1993 by William Allin Storrer

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 4:46 am
by g.dorn
found this article with 60 photos, says who owners are , and that they have nominated it for a National Register of Historic Places

https://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/20 ... n_kal.html

here is a sample of some of the photos

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is that the Levin house in the background?

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Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 10:34 am
by Roderick Grant
Yes, g.dorn, that is the Levin House.

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 11:01 am
by SDR
This sentence gives one pause---especially if misread:

"Time has added patina to the block exterior to paint it deeper into the landscape."

Let's not even whisper the word "paint" anywhere within a mile or more of a block house . . .!

Can someone provide translation of Wright's handwritten note to a letter found in the linked article ? (Not the letter to the electric utility; that is comprehensible . . .)

S

Re: Video: Documentary on Eric Brown House - Kalamazoo, MI

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:31 pm
by juankbedoya
SDR wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 am
To make up for that, here are the seven Alan Weintraub photos of Eric Brown, from "Frank Lloyd Wright Mid-Century Modern" (2007):

© 2007 Rizzoli International Publications

plan © 1993 by William Allin Storrer
Lovely pictures..!! thanks