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I've always regretted not having lifted the booklet. God only knows what happened to it. I've never found one like it anywhere.
early work. Finally it was gone -- and I've regretted ever since not having it when I had the chance.
I think it's a real shame that, after all this time, we know as little as we do about who drew the drawings that emerged from Wright's succession of
studios. It would be so great to be sure about what his own work was like, as distinguished from that of his sons and from the many talented drafters
who were with him at various periods.
The last volume of Taschen The Complete Works contains a page of text about the drawings. I'm going to review it and post relevant portions --
or the whole thing, if necessary -- as an aid to understanding.
So it depends on when his archives become available.
Marion Mahony's work is typified by the landscaping -- flowers, vines, birdies.
A prime example is the De Rhodes House, as is the Petit Memorial Chapel above.
Geiger identified Lloyd as the drafter of the famous view of A. D. German Warehouse and the ASBH series.
Can't recall off-hand, but the name of the producer the chiaroscuro drawings in the 1920s is well known.
Davy Davison did the night views.
FLW, Himself, often added his own bits and pieces to drawings done by others, like Howe.
The trees on the Chi Sigma Chi drawing above look a lot like his work, though I think it actually is not.
For books I regret not buying, "Pontius Pontifex" told the story of the design and construction of the San Francisco Bay Bridge.
Not that this is the greatest bridge, but the book was beautifully done ... but pricey.
One example I can recall is in the Point View Residence rendering. He added steeper cliff lines to the drawing to make it look more dramaticRoderick Grant wrote: FLW, Himself, often added his own bits and pieces to drawings done by others, like Howe.
The bottom is cropped out showing the full perspective, but you can make out some of it.
barely draw, to hear him tell it. In addition to his other charms, Rudolph Schindler had a nice way with the pencils.
The only commonly available volume to include identification of the drafters responsible (for less than half of the work illustrated) is the 1994 tome
which accompanied the MoMA Wright exhibition of that year. The book is titled Frank Lloyd Wright: Architect. Twenty-three names are included
in the list:
Aaron G Green
A Louis Wiehle
Birch Burdette Long
Frank Lloyd Wright
John H Howe
Marion Mahoney [sic]
Rudolph M Schindler
Few presentation drawings credited to FLLW are shown; all pieces by him prior to 1911 are pencil studies or detail drawings. The first finished and
colored presentation view ascribed to him is the 1911 Goethe Street Studio project, and further colored view drawings occur during the teens and
twenties, including two impressive views of Textile Block commissions. He and Jack Howe are credited with one of the classic colored-pencil views of
Fallingwater and of the red-pencil views of Jacobs I as well as colored perspectives of Lewis and Pew. Further co-credits follow . . .
In Frank Lloyd Wright Drawings: Masterworks from the FLLW Archives, pg. 78, it's noted that FLLW added lines to the cliff to accentuate the drama of the setting. You can see it in the full perspective -- which I didn't post.