FLW Apprentice/Artist Tony Smith's other architecture

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Ah. There's usually something staring me right in the face . . . !

Would the spiral stair also provide an alternate exit from the building ? That might explain (to an extent) why it is so open . . .

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Haven't read my Smith book in awhile -
but it seems like the Hanna House and Wright's hexagonal modular plans in particular had a lasting impact on his art.
Unusual to see that combination from organic to abstract ...
or are there other examples?

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Post by Modmom1 »

I was informed that this house is about to go on the market, when it does I will post a link- additional photographs might reveal some answers.

For those interested in reading more about Tony Smith's influences besides Wright, the MOMA catalogue, "Tony Smith: Architect-Painter-Sculptor" is a good resource which is now available online:

https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_cat ... 024882.pdf

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Wow ! Thanks . . . and as a bonus, an example of MoMA's impeccable graphic design . . .

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Yeah, that’s the book l’ve got.
Very informative.
It’s got a picture in there of him and his daughter Kiki when she was small drawing together

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Tony Smith at Glenstone (click on image to enlarge):

https://www.glenstone.org/art/outdoor-sculpture/

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11 x 64 x 78 feet... !

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Once you have coordinated a hexagon with a square, on paper, it's only a matter of time before you are inspired to, and prepared for, this kind of work...?

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Post by Tom »

This sculpture is the size of architecture.
I would say that Wright's work,
or the Hannah House in particular
had a profound and lasting impact on Smith.

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