Zimmerman residence drawings

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SREcklund
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Post by SREcklund »

Tom wrote:That's a VERY knowledgeable docent.
The best ones usually are ... :wink:
Docent, Hollyhock House - Hollywood, CA
Humble student of the Master

"Youth is a circumstance you can't do anything about. The trick is to grow up without getting old." - Frank Lloyd Wright

Tom
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Post by Tom »

Three steel beams in the transverse direction of the roof worth mentioning.
Two over the carport and one at the far end of the living room.
In section these beams look like upside down "checkmarks"
Their vertices correspond with the main ridge.
Ridge steel continuous through transverse beams.
The short leg of each beam is cantilevered down to catch the eave.

All very clearly delineated on one of the two roof framing plans in this series.

SDR
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Post by SDR »

Victoria D, our docent friend and Zimmerman scholar, has forwarded the six-page article found in the September 1956 issue of House and Home magazine, which Wrightians will recognize as having been included---at a barely legible size---in John Sergeant's "Frank
Lloyd Wright's Usonian Houses."

Here are her scans of the article. Photography is by Ezra Stoller. This piece represents a nearly unique instance of Mr Wright revealing his design methods---his "tricks of the trade" if you will. In this it compares to the few revelations of Prairie-period design technique
found in the "Autobiography"---methods and choices which are elevated by some to the status of "principles."




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Roderick Grant
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Post by Roderick Grant »

The first photo, garden façade, appeared in color in a HB article. I always thought, because of that photo, that Zimmermann was a huge house.
The "tricks of the trade" make the house look much bigger than it is. This just may be FLW's perfect house.

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Post by SDR »

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