Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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SDR
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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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There is so much to be gained from these two sheets (found in "Wright Studies, Volume One," Narciso G Menocal, Ed., Southern Illinois University Press, 1992). The earlier sheet is labeled "Exterior Details for Mrs Anna Lloyd Wright, Hillside, Wisconsin," while the second is "Details---Sash, Doors, & Trim, Home of Frank Lloyd Wright, Spring Green, Wis." We know then, the chronological order of the drawings. Anthony Alofsin assures the reader (in the chapter in which these previously unpublished sheets appear) that the latter drawing is associated with Taliesin II, not Taliesin I, pointing to the hexagonal window in the workroom as evidence.

In the first drawing, the shoe molding (used at the junction of floor and room base) is of an unusual profile. The joinery of the mullion members consists of a tongue and mating groove which, in the second drawing, are tapered on one cheek---curiously. The large cyma molding is not developed to its final form in the earlier drawing. On the later sheet we see the fully-worked out details of the complex window sash characteristic of Taliesin from the start.

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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Post by UpOnGoblinHill »

SDR I've never seen such large images of these sheets before now, thank you! The joinery details of the window mullions and sills are particularly interesting, being able to see these details really crystallizes how Wright was envisioning Taliesin's components.

I imagine with managing exterior water the idea was that most moisture would slide right off the exterior stucco, and the overlap of stucco onto the top lip of the cyma would prevent most moisture from accumulating? Though with such broad eaves as Talieisn 1 began with I can see why that wouldn't be too much of a concern to begin with!

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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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Just viewed the living room video from May 13. Seeing that the Wall Of Gold has been deleted fills my heart with joy! This is, without question, the most wonderful room anywhere on Earth. I will not countenance any contrary point of view.

Again we have a video with inadequate sound. I thought modern recording devices were more sophisticated. The tour guide was excellent, to the extent that one could hear what he was saying.

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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Post by JimM »

SDR wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 2:38 pm
What is the approximate date at which the original approach drive was abandoned ?S
Taliesin III, about 1925. The expansion to what is there today occurred in the late '30's.

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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Post by juankbedoya »

For people who haven't watched it yet, here's an absolute beauty... a 3d recreation of what was the original Taliesin: Taliesin I
Very exquisite and direct, I love it much more than Taliesin III, of course the first one was only a house/studio and the third a kind of educational campus. Anyway, please delight with this.

https://vimeo.com/279915855

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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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Fabris Cottage - (7:19)


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Re: Video: Tour of Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

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I don't require a lot of room to be comfortable, but the Fabris Mansion is a bit extreme.
Could 2 persons sit in those two chairs without knocking knees?

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