Rose and Gertrude Pauson house

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My first fly-over of the model was a revelation. I think we can do better than just a recreation of an existing photo. I guess everyone can enjoy the
model in his own way. If I had a choice, I'd say to get rid of the sun source -- it puts too much into dark shadow. Or perhaps a late-day sun angle
would be effective.

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I use "Sun as Shade" and turn off "Sun". The "Sun" weights down the model.
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I'm afraid I don't understand. But that's all right.

I wish Mr Erskine would investigate the spelling of "dining chair." His "coffee table" is impressive, though I believe he's rearranged the design of the
base. And, while the piece in the Pauson photos looks more like a coffee table, its location in those photos would suggest (to me) that it's actually a
bench. What do others think ?

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I have those types of typing errors. We had that same discussion. I think the furniture is accurate to the photos.
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When a person types a word incorrectly every time, it isn't a "typing error." I get tired of people excusing themselves in our culture. I'm sorry.

The model is very impressive, and I know it was a lot of work. I'm unable to do this kind of work. I'm glad you brought it to us. For the record, I did not "request" it.

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I will fix that.
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The difference is clear. I actually prefer the drawn piece over the photographed one.
I understand that this is the work of friend Erskine, not Jeff Myers.

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that is correct
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The glassed-in two-story portion of the house reminds me of Penfield.

Pauson (1940)
Penfield (1953)

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This is my reading of the dining bench (?) in the old color photo above.

The length and height have been scaled from the photo; the width (which does not affect the other design parameters) is conjectural. The height
dimension is derived from the surrounding furniture (dining table -- and unusually high chair seats ?). The thickness of elements scales well to the
boards used in the house. The placement of elements in depth is based on shadow and perspective cues that are present in the photo.

The assumption is that Wright would make an object that was based on one of the available forms of symmetry. It may be that there are spindles
on both sides, but I prefer to think that Wright provided that shelf for some use. . .as does Mr Erskine, apparently.

The spindles are a peculiarity, I must say. . .

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Image Penfield

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SDR wrote:This is my reading of the dining bench (?) in the old color photo above.

The length and height have been scaled from the photo; the width (which does not affect the other design parameters) is conjectural. The height
dimension is derived from the surrounding furniture (dining table -- and unusually high chair seats ?). The thickness of elements scales well to the
boards used in the house. The placement of elements in depth is based on shadow and perspective cues that are present in the photo.

The assumption is that Wright would make an object that was based on one of the available forms of symmetry. It may be that there are spindles
on both sides, but I prefer to think that Wright provided that shelf for some use. . .as does Mr Erskine, apparently.

The spindles are a peculiarity, I must say. . .

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Wonderful work by all involved! The sketches are especially illuminating! +1 indeed!

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Post by Deke »

Nice Sketchup work. I have been tinkering with a model of Pauson in Maya that would attempt to model the rubble walls rather than just use a photo. It's such a terrific composition of volumes. No doubt this house would be much more renowned had it not burned.

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