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peterm



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right- And I think that having it at the ppposite end of the room makes more sense than placing the two near each other (at two different heights?..)
I’m so happy that Yamagiwa decided to make this lamp. We now have an accurate template to follow for a metalworker to fabricate. So much easier...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Having this lamp in the room really begs for the steel basket to be fabbed and installed in the fireplace


Ah, yes. Just when Peter thinks he can close his wallet, there's always just one more thing that needs doing...!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before assuming that the light fixture is a piece-for-piece replica, at 1:1 scale, of the fire basket, I'd suggest some scrutiny. If the powers that be decreed that Yamagiwa could make the Taliesin Lamp in two sizes, there's no guarantee that they felt constrained to make the Lamberson fixure (what are they calling it, by the way ?) at the same size and with identical detail to the fire basket design.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig- I think Yamagiwa made a decision for us. I was on the fence as to whether it was worth decifering the thing, let alone having it built. Now maybe we have no choice!

Stephen- I already asked Yoshi from Yamagiwa if it was 1:1, and he said yes, though they couldn’t make out the dimensions from the drawings. I would definitely confirm that first, as well as any details that might be in variance. I can’t make out the dimensions, either, but I suppose it could be accurately scaled from this drawing (overall size shown in the lower left elevation). A higher resolution scan from MOMA and the Avery Library would be helpful. We do know that the soffit is 6’8”:

Yamagiwa has dubbed it “The Lamberson Pendant Lamp”.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the bits of the fireplace in the drawing accurately describe the structure as built, the scale of the basket can easily be determined.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter's fixture was installed at the Lamberson house by Stafford Norris III.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks fantastic! I see you decided to forgo the end cap. I also see snow. Remind me again, does your house have gravity heat? Looks like such a great place to spend a cozy winter weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the ceiling cap might have been ok and necessary if it was hanging from a sloped white drywall ceiling, but with a few extra connectors purchased at the local hardware store, Stafford was able to forego that for a cleaner look, hanging it from the top of the soffit. Fortunately for us, there was an outlet up there, so Norris was able to just add a lamp plug and plug it into an extension cord.

Yes, we do have the gravity heat, and it’s functioning well. With a new boiler, it could be more efficient and economical.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig- There was no snow, the exterior light was just washing out. Only an iPhone, with no photo chops...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About the first Wrightian architect I ran across after going online a dozen years ago was a practitioner in or near Santa Barbara, named Hickman I believe. He
told the story of his discovery of Wright and the subsequent transformation of his thinking. He built his own house, and a number of others.

One of his skills was photography. On his blog (?) he described the lengths he went to in order to have interior light levels appear natural while
simultaneously capturing the outside environment -- which is normally over-exposed when shooting indoors. I think his method involved double exposure,
the camera remaining in place on a tripod while both interior and exterior data was captured.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:21 pm    Post subject: Cliff Hickman, architect Reply with quote

Cliff Hickman, architect

http://hickmandesigns.com
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the movie biz, you'd put a layer of neutral density film over all the windows to knock down the outside light and balance it with the interior...a real pain, but necessary if you can't shoot on a soundstage.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Peter, might we see a photo with the lamp unlit ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn’t think to take any with it unlit. I can only share the earlier photos from our apartment.

















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