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

Posted: Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:52 pm
by DavidC

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

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:02 pm
by DavidC

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

Posted: Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:40 pm
by Roderick Grant
It would appear that "Prairie" has become as malleable a moniker as "Usonian" and "Organic."

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

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 12:48 pm
by Paul Ringstrom
7000 sf $2,950,000 in White Lake, Michigan (2013)

nice house

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 033151001/

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

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 3:11 pm
by SDR
The landscaping in photos 43 and 45 is nice. The high-gloss ground floor is disturbing, as are the skinny two-story stone columns. The photo at 22 shows them more as fins---better, thanks to photographic distortion. Love the transparent entry condition. Good roofs . . .

After-dark photos might show downlighting emanating from the "exposed joists" above the main fireplaces, raking the stonework ?

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

Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:18 pm
by peterm
Another one bites the dust.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:08 am
by SDR
Huh ? (I mean, pardon me ?)

S

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

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:25 pm
by owenCollins
ImageOlds Ad by Owen Collins, on Flickr

"This Home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright represents the finest of contemporary architecture. Just as the Futuramic Oldsmobile represents the farthest advancement in automotive design."

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

Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:06 pm
by SDR
Luscious. I drove that car once---an acquaintance had a black one. Heavy car, heavy steering (was power steering optional ? I suppose it was . . .)

And the house: you know which one it is ?

S

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

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:31 am
by owenCollins
And the house: you know which one it is ?
A quiz? I feel like it is Sturges, but don't know actually.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:42 am
by peterm
SDR- I just meant that yet another attempt at channeling Wright (7000 sf $2,950,000 in White Lake, Michigan) was unsuccessful. It’s a future teardown or extensive remodel, but the site is wonderful.

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

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:48 am
by peterm
SDR and Owen Collins- Isn’t it Affleck in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan? With some liberties (errors?) taken by the illustrator to help market the curvaceous Olds?

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

Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:32 am
by SDR
I'm sure it is. In the late 'forties/earlier 'fifties someone at the ad agency used by Olds seems to have come up with the idea to market the marque by associating it with modernity. A number of print ads thus placed a modernist house at small size in the background of the principal illustration.

Owen doesn't supply a date of publication for the Olds ad. A piece in an Automobile Quarterly article on Wright gives the date as 1948:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... d&start=45

S

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

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:47 am
by Paul Ringstrom

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

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 11:16 am
by Paul Ringstrom
by David Henken

https://www.nbcboston.com/entertainment ... e/2281267/

couldn't find the Realtor.com listing.