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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: Article: Beginnings of modern archietecture in LA Reply with quote

Irving Gill, Homer Laughlin and the Beginnings of Modern Architecture in Los Angeles, Part I: 1893-1911

Irving Gill, Homer Laughlin and the Beginnings of Modern Architecture in Los Angeles, Part II, 1911-1916


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the first part, page down toward the bottom for early photos and a first floor plan of the Miltimore House, currently on the market. The second part, also near the end, includes one shot of the Dodge House (demolished).
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Never knew Gill had anything to do with Wright or that they even knew each other.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Frank Lloyd Wright knew everybody.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff. I've copied three images -- old photos, and an Ianneli architectural sketch -- and will post them here.

Homer Laughlin's chain-drive (!) FWD automobile deserves additional study . . .

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are three images from those pages that I'd never seen before. First, a photo of the 1940 Call model being built, which did not
appear among the images Eric O'Malley assembled for the modern recreation of that model. This photo is credited to Pedro Guerrero.






Then, a sketch from 1911 by Alfonso Iannelli, tited "Mayan Monument."




And last: we've all seen this early photo of Taliesin, with the vintage auto sitting askew at the open gate to the residential compound.




But few have seen this photo, taken near the end of construction, in late 1911. It appears, somewhat cropped, in Ron McCrea's hefty volume "Building Taliesin," which contains
a treasury of photos by young Taylor Woolley, including this one. The full image is a wonderful composition and shows Wright and Taliesin at their best ?

I leveled the photo, and removed a blemish to the image at upper right . . .



edit: corrected spelling of Woolley


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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone who studies FLW and has yet to visit Taliesin should hie himself hence! It is otherworldly. One half expects to bump into Ronald Colman and Jane Wyatt looking for Shangri-la. And yet, we can only imagine what T-I was like. In its humble way, the first iteration, as has been suggested here before, was Taliesin at its best.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people can't do simple things on their computer, others don't travel . . . We need more helper bots in this society ! Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beyond just these entries, that is a wonderful blog. I've spent many happy hours lost there ...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just zoomed in a couple of clicks, the better to read small white-on-black type. Now to dive in, seriously . . .

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