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DavidC



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:59 am    Post subject: Article: Bruce Goff Reply with quote

How an Untrained Architect Made Oklahoma the Capital of Kitsch


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Graves House that Goff designed at 14 MAY have been built somewhere in the Los Angeles area, but evidence of its location or construction has never been found. It's a neat design, a B&B take on early FLW. It looks to have been inspired by Cheney ... superficially.

The one house in this article that is new to me is the Frank House. Is anyone aware of this design, or has it slipped through the cracks?
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DRN



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Frank house in Sapulpa, OK was designed in 1955 for a couple who operated a pottery firm called Frankoma Pottery. Goff designed the house to utilize fired clay elements and even designed decorative screens/tiles that were made by the Frank's artisans. The house is on the National Register of Historic Places, and is well known to those with Goffian sensibilities.

Pics of the house and its decorative elements:
http://andrewtboyne.com/organicarchitecture/goff_frank.html

https://archgened.oucreate.com/uncategorized/bruce-goff-john-frank-house/

Images of Frankoma pottery pieces:
https://www.google.com/search?q=frankoma+pottery&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjN7cXAne3dAhUsmeAKHX2TAtEQ_AUIDygC&biw=1587&bih=891
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have heard of Frankoma Pottery, but never saw the house. Fascinating! The grille is very handsome and effective. But Goff did love his shag rugs a bit too much for my taste.
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JChoate



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My wife has the hots for Francoma pottery. She's filled the bottom two shelves here with various pieces she's picked up over the years:


When I told her about this Frank house by Goff she got very excited to see photos of those glazed bricks... A whole house made of the stuff !!!
Up close, the finish of the pottery is very subtle and lovely. I imagine a wall of bricks with this finish would be very nice in person.
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Antoniokim



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:31 am    Post subject: General Discussion Reply with quote

Great post
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ZacharyMatthews



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joniece Frank at her Sapulpa Home. She passed away in 2016

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