The best ones usually are ...Tom wrote:That's a VERY knowledgeable docent.
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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.
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."