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Thanks for your post. In fact I know the doors open outwards, but as European I'm used to project doors inwards, must correct that!
I think that the wall you refer to is indeed a wall of windows reflecting the wall of french doors of the gallery, at least that's what i've drawn (three lines might give the impression of a full wall though)
So far so so good, the only problem with redrawing the plan, is that i would love to draw floor by floor, but the info on how the Entrance Hall opposite the big fireplace is is missing:
- one idea I had is to have another fireplace, giving it a symmetrical feeling, but not much in the spirit of Wright
- have a sort of staircase/hall area with a fountain as in Dana-Thomas
Second issue, the whole floor on top of the main rooms (i'm guessing living room/dining/gallery) hosting the guest rooms, doesnt really make sense to me or at least I don't really get it from the perspective drawings.
Love to draw by hand, at least for me it's easier to understand what I'm drawing!
depicting the work of another; if the material isn't available, we leave it blank.
But I suppose there's another level of historical interpretation, one that could be called "recreational" in the sense of "play," in which the Sunday scholar is
free to complete the work of a past master; composers of music have been known to write the missing movement, and performers provide the absent
cadenza, when the artist didn't or wasn't able to do so ?
It is too bad that we don't have any but the principal-level plan of McCormick. So---play on !
"Letters To Clients", 1986, The Press at Cal State Fresno, one of a trilogy (the others being "Letters To Apprentices", 1982 and "Letters to Architects", 1984)...SDR wrote:Ah -- of course. We don't have too many of his impressions of clients, do we. S
just happens to contain the most content of the three and if not direct "impressions", certainly a great deal indicative of his relationship with many clients.
All three volumes could be considered essential reading with much to be gained about many things coming from "the source", with commentary by BBP.
Another book related to the series is "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Crowning Decade, 1949 - 1959," which includes views of FLW from the 'outside world,' FLW on FLW, Olga and Io holding forth, and views from apprentices.