Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

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Tom
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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Post by Tom »

Wondering what the mechanism might be for Avery to make their images accessible on WrightChat.
I'd think money would have something to do with it.
Wondering if online WrightChat access to those images could somehow be restricted to Conservancy members and Avery be paid a % of each membership fee.
I would certainly join the Conservancy in that case.
... and I think that would cause membership to jump considerably.

Some administrator with clout in the Conservancy needs to get on board
and help us here.

Tom
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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Post by Tom »

Oops
I didn't consider legal fees.
Oh well

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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Post by g.dorn »

Im wondering if anyone else has received any archive drawings, and if so what do you think of them.

I ask as the ones I have received- seem to me to not included a full set of construction drawings - but various working out of parts of the construction and early preliminary design studies.

Im kinda disappointed in that - I was expecting to see full set of construction drawings, and the various revisions as issued.

When I was at Taliesin West in 1994, Bruce allowed me to enter the "vault" and look at the archive drawings of my choosing. I can remember seeing full working drawings sets - fascinating stuff - I inparticular seeked out Jacobs II hemicycle.
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Matt2
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Re: Archives to Avery Library/ Columbia University

Post by Matt2 »

I'm sure copyright has something to do with the Avery's distribution of images. More accurately the copyright on Wright's drawings, but the lack of copyright on his architectural designs. It's confusing, but in Wright's era, drawings were protects but buildings weren't. So you could build a Wright design as long as you didn't copy his drawings (maybe just take the measurements from the drawings and create a new set of drawings). I still can't figure out why no architect has set up a "Wright Design" business and just offer Wright designs to customers.

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