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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom wrote:
That's a VERY knowledgeable docent.


The best ones usually are ... Wink
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Tom



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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Three steel beams in the transverse direction of the roof worth mentioning.
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.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Victoria D, our docent friend and Zimmerman scholar, has forwarded the six-page article found in the September 1956 issue of House and Home magazine, which Wrightians will recognize as having been included---at a barely legible size---in John Sergeant's "Frank
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."










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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The first photo, garden façade, appeared in color in a HB article. I always thought, because of that photo, that Zimmermann was a huge house.
The "tricks of the trade" make the house look much bigger than it is. This just may be FLW's perfect house.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



photo © ESTO
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