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SDR
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I just added to my reportory of photo documentation; I can do close-ups with my ordinary digital camera. By placing the lens of my pocket reading glass up to the lens of the camera, I can get to within about 4 inches of the page. These shots (from Monograph 6, pp 93-4) of the Suntop project -- I think drawn by John Howe ? -- represent 1 1/2" and 2 1/2" wide on the page, respectively, with the camera zoomed in all the way, hand-held. Newer cameras and a different lens could probably do better.



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The same technique, by the way -- holding the reading glass directly to the eye -- gets me the best enlargement, looking at the vastly reduced drawings in some of our favorite books. Or maybe everybody knows that ?



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Post by Mobius »

That's a great result! Well done.



I really like the look of those drawings too.
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Post by SDR »

I assume the originals were colored -- they were published in B&W in the Monograph.



It's interesting how the Usonian-era Taliesin presentation style seems to fit the architecture, just as Marion Mahoney's hand and eye were appropriate to the Prairie period work of Wright's studio. Some of these later drawings are gems, looking like sepia-line prints colored with pencils in blues and greens and ochres. . .warm, natural yet styled, joyfully and silently extolling the virtues of Organic architecture; the future, today !



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