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His efforts resulted in the ad hoc conference at SUNY in 1985, organized by Jack Quinan, that resulted in the establishment of the Conservancy.
Hanna House Drawings
https://exhibits.stanford.edu/ua-maps-d ... l-drawings
First, a Dave Anderson photo. The stairs in the foreground were added at some point:
Then, by way of contrast, three delicious early photos. The steel-pipe support probably doesn't exist on any drawing ?
Two lovely roof-framing sheets. Putting these together with the hex-cell floor plane(s), in a contrasting color, would make an excellent collage ?
Then, post-Wright section drawings from the Hanna's book:
. . . and a drawing from the Stanford collection. Neither of these sections shows the wide bottom rail of the operating sash (doors). At upper left Mr Wright invents an outdoor grille with chimney; there is a photo in the collection of the screen, lower right:
A most interesting note to a sheet of interior elevations: the vertical unit is called out as 14 inches. This, contemporaneous to the Jacobs house, which began with a 12" unit which increased during the drawing design phase to 12 1/2" . . .
A photo of the workshop, with a chair positioned to reveal its underside:
A drawing of the workshop overhauled into a caretaker's quarters, dated June 1974 and mentioned as uncompleted by the Hannas in their 1981 book (p 144):
Last, two views of a Chrysler Airflow. The boat-tailed roadster I cannot identify.
One label notes the collection of hardwoods on hand. I wonder if they are still there.
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... c&start=30
http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... c&start=45
and there's this: https://exhibits.stanford.edu/ua-maps-d ... l-drawings
Then there's photos at Stanford of the ungainly armchair which shows up in the first-linked WC page . . .
You don't want to make one of those chairs. They're ugly, and tippy. The only reason to give them a second glance is that Wright designed them,
and/ or that they belong to the Hanna house. They look a little too much like actual barrels, in my opinion !
Of course a vase isn't expected to deal with a live load . . . !
Someday someone will make an Origami chair out of plastic; that chair will have the look of the original, and the comfort, without the weight. If it turns
out that some of the stability was due to the weight, there could be a problem -- but the chair will be easily shipped and moved.
The Hanna house was on the FLWBC Conference tour in 2016, and a couple of chair types (reproductions?) were available to be sat upon. A dining chair was available, so I tried it. Crossing ones legs causes the chair to become less stable... if one was to reach for the guacamole in the direction opposite of one's foot on the floor, I could see trouble. Best to keep both feet on the floor at 11 and 1 o'clock.They're ugly, and tippy.
I will say the perforated center slab of the chair base cast beautiful shadows on the floor and walls.
I used one of the three-legged JWax chairs for over ten years ... and never once experienced a problem. On the contrary ... it was always very comfortable. If it were possible I'd buy one.