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There have been a few interesting threads, for example showing chairs throughout Wright's career, posted here on Wright Chat.
http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... ht=origami
http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... =furniture
http://savewright.org/wright_chat/viewt ... ght=chairs
So, in the end, a "Usonian Furniture" book could be published - just without using the word "Usonian", or "Wright', etc. And at that point, where does that leave you - and the buying public?
There was a fellow who, about 10 years or so ago, put out a wookworking pamphlet for a piece he called a "Mile High Usonian Lamp". If I'm not mistaken, the publishing company was contacted and ended up having to yank them.
A number of representative furniture drawings have been published, in the Monographs, to name one source. This furniture sheet from the Goetsch-Winckler project (I use that word for both built and unbuilt commissions) has been presented more than once on Wright Chat. I show here the full sheet and two detail edits. The dimensions of two chairs are sufficient to build them, I believe -- these are two of the most common of Usonian chair designs.
(I would not build the dining chair with a seat parallel to the floor, as drawn: it could not possibly be as comfortable as one with a seat tilted 2 or 3 degrees, as some others of Wright's are. Wright disparaged in writing the very act of sitting; why should we expect a thorough exploration of chair ergonomics, or even consistent common sense, from him ?)
Understandable, I suppose but truly sad. I would really enjoy a Wright furniture DIY book. Keeping an iron grip on all things Wright protects the artists legacy, but what happens to that legacy when no one plays with Wrights ideas? Langdon
It is possible to deduce a complete set of dimensions from photos in which the overall measurements are known. This is done most easily when the photos are taken with the object's planes nearly or perfectly aligned with the viewing axis -- but I have no doubt that there is software that can derive such measurements from almost any perspective.
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