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The Fisherman and the Genii
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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Location: Cherry Hill, NJ

PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The link indicates that Charles Corwin painted the Playroom mural; no others are noted. My posting of this was an attempt to clear up what seemed to be a confused attribution, at least to me. From this, I'm inclined to think Giannini painted the bedroom mural and Corwin painted the Fisherman and the Genii.

The mention of Charles Corwin doing architectural renderings is a new one on me.
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Tom



Joined: 30 Jan 2011
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Location: Black Mountain, NC

PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

(Had forgotten about this thread.)
Next time I tour the Home and Studio I'll try to
sneak a shot of the building in the mural
and post it here.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where do people get these ideas? Take one look at Corwin's work, and it's obvious that he was a typical American Impressionist. Not a bad artist, but certainly not the sort FLW would have hired to paint a mural in the Playroom.
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Meisolus



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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did anyone find out about Wright's copy of the Arabian Nights? If not, I'm happy to contact whoever necessary as I've always wanted to know what he knew and he didn't.

In case you're unfamiliar, the Arabian Nights takes place over 1001 nights of storytelling, and there are innumerable versions that include various stories. Most of them will include Aladdin, Ali Baba, and the Fisherman and the Genii, but there are literally hundreds of stories, and even stories within stories within stories. I've got copies with about 20 stories and even a copy that breaks it down night by night for the full 1001, over about 3000 pages. Knowing what translation, and what stories, Wright was familiar with would go a long way towards Wright scholarship. Honestly, I've always wanted to write a paper on it.

In addition to the Oak Park mural, Wright specifically mentions the Arabian Nights in his autobiography when he talks about Midway Gardens, and his designs for Baghdad feature a building with a statue of Aladdin in it. That covers pretty much his whole career, so it was definitely important to him.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genii

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jinn
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