Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

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Rood
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Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

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All copies of the Arizona Highways Magazine have just been digitized ... I trust these links will work, because it took some doing to find them. There are more, too, but it'll take time for me to go through everything ... they begin in 1921!
When the link opens, you have to click "View" in the upper right corner, then wait for the file to open ... which may take several minutes ... then it's necessary to scroll down on the "inner" scroll to the correct pages. Good luck


Dr. A.J. Chandler April 1939 pp 8,9, 24,25

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... 01/rec/176

FLLW & Pauson house::  October 1941 pp. 6-9

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... 50/rec/206

FLLW & Taliesin West October 1949 pp. 4-14:  8 colour photos plus 7 B&W

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... 64/rec/300

MOman2
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THANK YOU!

SDR
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Thank you very kindly, Rood. More digital gifts. I wonder how many have read Mr Wright's message to the world---and to Arizona---that appears starting on page 12 of the October 1949 Arizona Highways ?

I had not. Arizona---Phoenix---Paradise Valley---the "camp"---as he saw them.

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February 1956 issue (the issue in which I “discovered” Wright as a child)

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /742/rec/1

April 1962 issue (TAA work featured)

https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /671/rec/1

SDR
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Viewing hint: reduce size to 90% (top center) to see the whole two-page spread, before enlarging to read.

Note: in the 1962 issue the Wisconsin home is called Taliesin North. A construction photo of the Marin County Government Center (sic) reveals surprising roof framing of the County Library dome . . .

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Roderick Grant
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Decades ago, I found a store in Santa Monica that had old issues of AH for a quarter apiece. I bought all but one of the issues that contained FLW material.

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SDR
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I was surprised and impressed by the number of steps apparently found necessary to properly present the scans for digital publication. "Do it once, do it right" is the watchword in any art or craft (not least in the practice of building) !

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November 1988 (Remembrance of FLlW by Vernon Swaback)
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /269/rec/3

May 1974 (Member of McArthur family takes exception in letters section with characterization of Wright’s role in the AZ Biltmore, as printed in the April 1974 issue)
https://azmemory.azlibrary.gov/digital/ ... /527/rec/2

SDR
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I don't find the letters section of the May 1974 issue; the entire issue seems dedicated to the subject of pottery, without other content including advertising. What did I miss ?

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MOman2
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here you go (pg 26)
https://imgur.com/a/pNJSLXX

SDR
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Ah---thanks, Dan. Another penny is dropped, into the wishing well that is the Arizona Biltmore story ?

I have not read a better appreciation of Frank Lloyd Wright than the one penned more than thirty years ago by Vernon Swaback. Granted that I have become more openly sentimental in recent years, I was brought close to tears near the end of his piece as the enormity of what Wright gave, and left, was evoked and described.

Every apprentice who has spoken has delivered a unique set of recollections and thoughts about time spent at Taliesin and with Mr Wright. Swaback's response to the experience, which like others began at a very young age, bridges for us the inevitable and inescapable chasm between those possessing some form of that experience, and those without. Paradoxically, the passage of time and the appearance, one by one, of these remembrances, brings us closer to, not further from, understanding who Wright was.

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The aerial view of TWest in 1949 is printed reversed...

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TWest 1940... a revelation to see more images of the time it was the desert camp intended. Interesting on the plan to see a "Senior wing" in the apprentice court, which designates lodging by name. Males anyway, the "girls" appear to have been bunked in tighter quarters!

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Half the world's population, second-class citizens at birth. And we fancy ourselves civilized . . .

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