Sure, we can call anything "Frank Lloyd Wright"

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Perhaps "trained" is the wrong word. I should have written: "... you don't have to be college-educated to be an architect."

Perhaps "trained" isn't all that wrong. When I went to college, Mies ruled the roost, and anything students submitted that wasn't in the Miesian Mode did not fare well with the professors ... which included Ralph Rapson and Leonard Parker.

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

Do current publications still have editors?

You would think that Architectural Digest, of all people, would know that Frank Lloyd Wright is not the same person as Lloyd Wright.

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Post by outside in »

lol- don't forget you're referring to a magazine that recently featured two of the Kardasians! No, they probably don't know the difference. Its a magazine that exists primarily to promote consumerism rather than design.

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Mr and Mrs Alfred Newman House, 14148 Sunset Blvd, Pacific Palisades; 1949, 1951-2

The exterior photo is grand. I don't know what to make of a brick truss (?) next to the fireplace . . .

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Post by Reidy »

As the original client might have said, "What, me worry?"

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The Newman House is an excellent piece of architecture, and should be properly credited. At least they could have said "Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr."

I doubt AD has editors and am sure they don't have proofreaders.

That waterfront house in FL? Almost comical.

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Post by peterm »

SDR- Did you notice that there is no brick on the exterior at that “truss� spot which you referred to?

Could the bricks on the interior be only decorative, added later? “Thin bricks�?
“la-di-da, la-di-da�

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Old-Mill-Thin- ... 1000223607

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Post by SDR »

Yes. Maybe brick Contact Paper---if you remember that stuff . . . ?

The second-to-last entry in the chronological list of works in Alan Weintraub's monograph is another Newman residence, for a David Newman, in 1977:


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And here are images of the Alfred Newman residence, from the same source:


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all images © 1998 Alan Weintraub

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Post by peterm »

Same family of composers, a Los Angeles dynasty. Alfred Newman won mulitiple Oscars from the 40s through the 60s. His son David Newman, who has written tons of scores, has the other Lloyd Wright house that you posted. David’s sister, Maria, is also a film composer, as is his brother, Thomas, who happens to be my favorite living film composer. I think Randy Newman (“Short People� and “I love LA�) is a cousin. Freaky talented family!

https://youtu.be/hoWifeC0UOU

Thomas Newman’s incredible, haunting end title theme to Revolutionary Road. It doesn’t get much finer.

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Post by Tom »

Enjoyed the link. It led into something of his from Meet Joe Black. There was some harp in it that reminded me of Robert Moran's Desert of Roses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlVcm8_ ... ukVqYVnIlw

This is really cool too:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLfXkzv ... gs=pl%2Cwn

Jayne West has a great voice.

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Even though Moran’s earlier works were steeped in the avant-garde and twelve tone tradition, his later stuff sounds more like pop minimalism (Philip Glass, etc.) by way of Copeland.

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But I've always liked Desert of Roses and it's light touch.

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He’s definitely an accomplished composer.

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Post by Paul Ringstrom »

I posted on this house previously. It looks like they got their price.

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