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DavidC



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:21 am    Post subject: Video: Lecture on Hanna House - Stanford, CA Reply with quote

Stanford’s damaged treasure: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hanna House - [1:33:05]


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't miss this one.

And from the same YouTube page, a 2010 photo lecture by Thomas Heinz, warts and all, filled with goodies about the Bradley and Hickox houses, plus many others including Massaro. To photograph Fallingwater to the order of Edgar, jr, Heinz had forty trees and endless rhododendron cut or trimmed, so the house could be seen as in the early Forum photos that the owner admired -- and he had a scaffold built in the stream so that shots could be taken to replicate the early perspective views -- he says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXmhQQ1CrOA

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just remembered something Thomas Heinz brought up -- or flew by -- in his lecture, and that is his (or someone's) discovery that three of Wright's Prairie-period houses have living rooms measuring 24 x 27 feet. Willits is one, I believe, and Bradley might be another.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heinz seems to make a really stupid mistake around 6min. in to the lecture.
He calls the Winged Victory of Samothrace the Venus de Milo.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Notes made while reviewing the video:


Heinz mentions a porch to the Oak Park Home, removed during the restoration. I had not known there was a front (?) porch.

He's right about "always" and "never" as applied to Wright's work and its supposed rules.

At 7:40 he refers to Lloyd as Wright's "youngest" son.

He doesn't tell us in what ways the interior of the Blossom residence is "modern."

He finds railroads in the lives of Wright associates and clients.

Wright remodeled a Burnham commission, the Charles Roberts house ? Roberts introduced the Bradleys to Wright.

The red square appears with the opening of the Chicago office, in 1897.

Plaster spandrel panels on the street elevation of Hickox, hidden in early published photographs.

Davenport "cannon-ball" andirons appear in Bradley house photos.

Henderson (not named) has "same plan" as Hickox.

In Buffalo, he doesn't make the distinction between Nikola Tesla and Elon Musk's Tesla company, when mentioning that Tesla was "much in the news currently" (2010).

It was Francis Little's daughter who had the house demolished.

Heinz focuses on the glass in the Barnsdall and Ennis house, perhaps because of his own experience with the material.

He promotes the idea of constructing one of the Tahoe barges, for local river use.

He removed Fallingwater's floor wax, and all insect screens, for photography in undated sessions.

Johnson wax bricks were made by Streeter.

The Massaro house was built using Wright's five 1/8" scale sketches. Copper fascias on the house are two and four feet high. Massaro was in the sheet metal business.

Bradley design "came out of nowhere" -- a giant leap forward. Ditto the glass designs . . .

Hickox son Warren Jr told Heinz that there were earlier and more costly designs for both Hickox and Bradley.

Neighborhood plot plans beginning 34:40 are not adequately labeled or explained. Land for the two houses apparently had a single owner at one time.

Coonley is the third house said to have a 24' x 27' living room, along with Bradley and Willits.

Dodson, third owner of Bradley and maker of bird-houses, is not much explained; Heinz seems taken with the unexplained children in Dodson-era and other vintage photos.

Halls bought the Bradley house c. 2005 and restored it.

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FLW enclosed the front terrace of the Oak Park House as a screen porch when he remodeled the house as a multi-family building for Catherine and the children in 1911.

The interior of Blossom might not be "modern," but it is unlike any neo-Colonial house of the 19th century.

The Charles Roberts House is number 40 in Storrer's book. All the work was interior. There is doubt about FLW's involvement with the redesigning of the Stable into a residence. He probably did not do it.

Henderson and Hickox have close to the same plan for the Trinity Room, but the rest of the two plans differ from one another.

The Ennis glass was not designed by FLW, but apparently he approved the design by a company in Pasadena after he had disowned the project due to Mable's remuddling.

Building one of the barges was once on Joel Silver's "To do" list, but he has not done it.
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