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peterm



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing...
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FLW said of one of his buildings, not sure which offhand, that eventually it would make a magnificent ruin. That could be said about this school. Even if it were never touched by restoration, it could sink quietly into the jungle, like Palenque, to be discovered again by a future generation.

We have talked in the past about the difference between restoring houses and cars, how buildings should show their age, while the standard for car restoration is to bring it back to its pristine condition. Now there is a "restorer," grown tired of the perfection of restored cars that make them too valuable to drive, who fixes and updates all the working parts of old wrecks, but leaves the exterior in its ruined state. He updated a '49 Buick that looks like the wrath of God, raced a new Lamborghini, and won!
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Curbed article on the use of the Catalonian tiles in the U.S. by the Guastavinos:

https://ny.curbed.com/2014/4/15/10114354/how-one-family-dominated-fin-de-siecle-nyc-architecture
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Tom



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guastavino's family home is here in Black Mountain.
Vanderbilt's architect Hunt brought Guastavino and crew in to build the Biltmore Mansion.
The Guastavinos stayed, bought land in Black Mountain for a homestead
and built a domed Catholic Cathedral in downtown Asheville which is still in use.
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Rood



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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roderick Grant wrote:
FLW said of one of his buildings, not sure which offhand, that eventually it would make a magnificent ruin. That could be said about this school. Even if it were never touched by restoration, it could sink quietly into the jungle, like Palenque, to be discovered again by a future generation.


"One of his buildings" was Taliesin West.
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