Wright-related in San Diego?

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guestnow
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Wright-related in San Diego?

Post by guestnow »

Is there anything of Wright interest to see in or around San Diego?

Craig
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Post by Craig »

Depends on your specific interests but as you may or may not know, Wright's son, John Lloyd Wright, lived and designed many houses in the San Diego area.



Also the work of Irving Gill and Rudolph Schindler's Pueblo Ribera are must see structures.



I suggest this book:



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http://www.amazon.com/San-Diego-Archite ... F8&s=books
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Reidy
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Post by Reidy »

Along with Schindler's Pueblo Ribera, La Jolla also has Gill's Womens' Club and Kahn's Salk Center. The Club, when last I looked, was open to the public on weekend mornings and perhaps at other times.



Salk Center has a tour program, but you should see the classic view - looking toward the ocean when the courtyard is empty. It quite lives up to its photos. If you went on a Sunday morning you could see this view and then take a tour.



As long as you're in the area you might zip up the coast (~40 miles) and see Schindler's Lovell beach house.



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wjsaia
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Wright-related in San Diego?

Post by wjsaia »

There is quite a lot. In addition to Schindler, Lautner, F Ll Wright, John Ll Wright, Lloyd Wright, Neutra and Harwell Hamilton Harris are represented in San Diego. Works of at least two other Taliesin trained apprentices, Loch Crane and Sim Bruce Richards are present. James Hubbell, Ken Kellog, Herb Turner, and others would be of interest to anyone touring there on the lookout for organic architecture (with apologies to unnamed, qualifying practicioners).



There is quite an extensive biography on Sim Bruce Richards and a rather touching testimonial by Esther McCoy on the following site. Bruce designed a house for Harvey Furgatch who initially had a house designed by F Ll W, which was a version of the (unbuilt) melon vine house concept for Gerald Loeb in Connecticut (which in turn derived from the Jester house and its variations). If you ever see the Furgatch working drawings for the Wright design, it's understandable why Mr. Furgatch apparently retreated from the undertaking and sought out something more modest to build from Sim Bruce Richards!



There is ample information to browse through on this web site, and you can find out about some of the relationships between the various architects:



www.modernsandiego.com

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