Rose and Gertrude Pauson house

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Wright's response to word that the house had burned, a telegram from Spring Green to Rose Pauson in San Francisco, is dated April 19, 1943.

It would be dandy to see the extra photos. Can someone in New York attend the Fashion Institute exhibition for us ?

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This could be big...the contact sheet, or its negatives, if available for study could fill in blanks.
Diana Vreeland’s archive is in NYC...she was the editor, not the photographer. The film or contact sheets may, or probably, may not be with the archive.
http://archives.nypl.org/mss/5980

Louise Dahl-Wolfe, the photographer has an archive:

https://ccp.arizona.edu/artists/louise-dahl-wolfe

Or, might the images still be with Harpers? Not sure if all photos from a shoot are the property of the mag or just those published. I suppose it depends if the photographer was on staff or hired for a shoot?

Can the filmmakers be contacted to ask about their sources? Do the film credits indicate sources of material which can then be contacted? Would the Museum at FIT know any contacts?

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Did this today. Foam core and wood veneer paper.

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See also: http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... 44a7162e16

I've never been sure what material the Pauson perfs were cut from. Palli notes that the ones found in the private quarters at T West were replaced at some point with steel ones...

There was a moment when I thought they might have been ceramic---perhaps because of a white color seen in photos (though that may have turned out to be a frame around each
perf, seen from the exterior). If they had been ceramic they likely would have survived the fire...!

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Same wood as the house SDR.
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That would be normal---but some things about Pauson aren't normal, including the size and shape of these perfs. Do we know that for a fact ?

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I just received the drawings
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Jeff Myers wrote:I just received the drawings
Are you talking about drawings of Pauson from the Avery Archives?

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Just because I've always wanted to unravel the mystery of this house, I started a construction model of Pauson house about 3 weeks ago.

Thanks to this thread, Ive had to change the grid from Storrer 3.0' to suggested 3'6" , which has thus required moving the walls and enlarging to suit.

I've started with massing and will add detail once I get that reasonable accurate.

I originally thought it ought to be quite simple, but as I got into it, its all rather quite complex - the mass stone in particular

This wont be as picturesque as the other models. - I wonder what mysteries will be bought to light!

I've noticed that the Square unit, is used in the spatial patterning - ie living is 2 square, terrace 3 squares, etc

Here goes
The classic Storrer shot
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Have not given much thought to Pauson from a structural point of view.
This should be a lot of fun.
Dornworks strikes again.

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Im not sure if these photos have been posed - kinda look modern!
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The third picture is model/Vogue editor Diana Vreeland. One of the photos of this fashion layout was in color, which is somewhere in the 90 pages of this thread. Notice her height in relation to the house. Find out her stats (she was very tall) and you can find out the vertical scale of the house.

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G Dorn, I suggest you spend the time to thoroughly absorb the material presented in this thread---and more---before tackling this complex house. Indeed, your plate seems rather full already, at the moment ? :wink:

But, knock yourself out. These days we all seem to have more time on our hands. And your work has the potential to add much to the understanding of these fascinating houses---assuming that it accurately represents at least one version of each design !

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Ive put myself on hold with the Pauson - which is kinda a new project for me , to work on the other houses which I started studying a lot longer ago.

If its like the others though - I suspect there maybe hidden mysteries - "how did they do that?" lurking behind what seems like a simple structure.

ie ; 2 big lumps of mass at the ends with a suspended platform spanning in between.
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Oh yes, there are mysteries to be solved here ! We did our best with it, but there's more to be learned. Here is an enchanting possibility, to fully understand this design with perhaps the goal of recreation---somewhere, sometime ?

I'm glad you found those fashion shots. I'll close this with a couple of color photos, perhaps from the same session ?

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