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Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW'

 
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DavidC



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:52 pm    Post subject: Lecture: Donald Aitken - 'Daylight legacy of FLW' Reply with quote

Donald Aitken, "Daylighting legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright", 1987-10-12 - [1:16:38]


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Duncan



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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Donald W. Aitken is the son-in-law of Herbert and Katherine Jacobs, and commissioned a Taliesin-designed Usonian house. If you google "Donald W. Aitken house" you will come up with an extensive discussion on this site from 2006 when it was for sale:

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The Donald W. Aitken house, built for Mr. Aitken and his wife, who was the daughter of Herbert and Katherine Jacobs (Jacobs First Residence [S 234] and ...
Checking Google Earth for 20100 Skyline Blvd, Woodside, the house still appears intact, although it appears there has been additional road construction and power line construction marring the site.
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I met Aitken in '89. He was along with Katharine Jacobs and his wife, Elizabeth, when we visited Sturges. He ran around looking at and photographing the effects of sunlight on the house. Larson and Bridges' dog romping around after him.
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to focus on an extensive daylighting lecture without the visual component.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was not able to find an image of the house, using all the references suggested here. Has anyone been more successful . . . ?

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a single photo of the Aitken House at the back of one of the "lesser" books on FLW, not the Ben Raeburn book, but possibly the one Herb Jacobs wrote. It isn't a very telling photo.
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PostPosted: Fri May 24, 2019 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's that photo, credited to Herbert Jacobs:


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