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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 9:58 pm    Post subject: Rare Max Hoffman pics / Enjoy! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks -- nice shots.

Too bad about that safety fence. Couldn't a pool cover be used when children are present ?


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That carpet is so bright and busy it probably belongs on a wall in a museum, not in a calm residential interior. . .but that's just my opinion.



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 13, 2008 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Hoffman rug at Taliesin -- 1955 ?



rug at David Wright residence -- 1950 ?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SDR wrote:
That carpet is so bright and busy it probably belongs on a wall in a museum, not in a calm residential interior. . .but that's just my opinion.SDR


Agreed; and interesting when compared to the tasteful early carpet designs that didn't over power the effect of the art glass (over compensating when plate glass became the norm?). I will say these later graphic expeditions predate the flights of fantasy we painted on the walls of the chicken coop my band practiced in during the late sixties!
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In addition to the safety of small children--an issue more important than aesthetics--might the fence also be a result of building codes? I have no sense of the Hoffman site, or whether the property is fenced off from other properties with a larger perimeter structure. In many municipalities, however, you would not be allowed to have a pool without a safety fence around it.

(Having just added a pool, our humble burg required a fence, self-closing gates, and alarms on all exterior doors leading to the backyard).

I've heard from others that safety pool covers are an enormous hassle (as opposed to a fence), but I have no experience with them myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, the assumption is that all those code requirements have one purpose -- the safety of small children ?

I wonder who is the author of RJH's text on Max Hoffman.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Hoffman grounds are extensive, especially on the pool side. The fence, which does not seem insurmountable by anyone older than 3, is a code requirement.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see many photos of pools without fences. Perhaps those are homes without small children. If the present owners of Hoffman do not have children visiting, perhaps the fence could be removed. It was certainly not designed in a way that would enhance, or even complement, the house, in my view. It doesn't appear to have been "designed" at all, in fact.

Too bad horizontal rails are so much more vulnerable, and accessible, than vertical staves !

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the illustration. I had not seen this one before, only the hideous first attempt at a design for Mr Hoffman. "Cottage," indeed ! (I guess if the mansions in Newport are called cottages. . .)

It appears that the house may have been intended (by Mr Wright ?) to be built much closer to the water. . .?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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