Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Roderick Grant
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Any architect who uses hexagons can claim a relationship to FLW, whether it is so or just nonsense. This house lands somewhere in between with a tilt toward nonsense. The colors are uniformly cold. The spaces arbitrary. It's the sort of house that, 20 years from now, will be what PoMo is today.


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The case pieces indoors with their large crown moldings seem to echo the broad eaves without. See---if Mr Wright hadn't been so set on exorcising the conventional, he might have found yet another way to "bring the outside in" . . .!

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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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I guess we know one thing by now, after 95 pages of this thread: Frank Lloyd Wright is generally regarded as the representative figurehead of the entire American mid-century modern movement---by those who don't know better. He would be simultaneously flattered and outraged, I suppose: flattered by the honor, and outraged at what is so often attached to his name ?

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Frank Lloyd Wright is generally regarded as the representative figurehead of the entire American mid-century modern movement---by those who don't know better. He would be simultaneously flattered and outraged, I suppose: flattered by the honor, and outraged at what is so often attached to his name ?
Indeed.
The library on a stick reminds me of any number of "modern" birdhouses and birdfeeders I've seen in my life.
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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This isn't a bad house, except for the stonework, and those outlandish columns out front. It is located in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the city, just a short drive from former apprentice Paul Bogart's home on Mandeville Canyon Road.

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https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/1653 ... 4232_zpid/

I did not find Joe McClung in any of my apprentice listings.
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That has to be a record number of photographs in a realtor listing . . .

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Owner of the G. Curtis Yelland House (1910), by Wm. Drummond

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A very generous and entertaining animated video tour of the proposed facility . . .

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by Ben Dombar
https://www.realtor.com/realestateandho ... 6256-27099

with Early American furniture and white painted woodwork.
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Re: Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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I'd love to see the 1950's drawings prepared by Dombar to enable me to understand what if anything is left of the original design of the house in Cincinnati other than its footprint...which might be enlarged....and some center scored CMUs. The house looks HGTV'd from top to bottom...all it needs is an oversized salvage clock and some "inspirational" words on some walls.

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