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The text doesn't say which house it is, but a review of Prairie fireplaces might give a clue. Certain elements might also tell, such as the view of a neighboring room in the background, the scale of the space (modest), the flat ceiling, the design of the table, etc. One thing that wouldn't help is the hanging light fixture; I am sure that if it had survived, it would be famous.
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There are two unique wooden ceiling light fixtures there; the glass lampshades are, predictably, hung at a
common level in the early photo. Are these pendants able to be slid along their horizontal carriers ? Does
the corner fixture swing or swivel ?
dining space and is labeled "pantry."
Both W A Storrer and B B Pfeiffer are at pains to mention the copious amount of preliminary paper for this commission to be found in the Taliesin archive
---though Storrer addresses directly the possibility that this might be a Griffin design, he then dismisses the idea based on the presence of those studies.
None of this is to say that Griffin might not have conceived of the house, or drawn it in Wright's absence (he was in Japan with the Willetses at the time).
Perhaps a study of the sketches and drawings, and the lettering thereon, would shed additional light on the matter. Viewers could be excused for thinking
of Griffin when seeing the house for the first time. Lettering on some interior sketches in the Monograph is unusually crude . . .
photo 2008 by Peter Gossel
Ã‚Â© 2009 by TASCHEN GmbH and by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation; monootone plans Ã‚Â© 1993 by William Allin Storrer
one of the more complete examples of Wright's experiments in flexible and accommodating dining arrangements---in any period of the work including the
Usonian, where we know that a number of houses have tables composed of individual units which can be ganged together. The sliding light fixture, on the
other hand, seems to me unique in Wright's career.
"on the boards" at Taliesin. Some bear dates in his hand which are known to be incorrect---more often than not, placing the work earlier than the record would support.
Yes, those shots of Beachy are great, aren't they. This is one of those seldom-photographed works . . .
Does that horizontal transport affect the efficiency of the draw?
Perhaps the flues are sloping somewhat in the shallow attic space?
The dining room certainly is the most impressive space in the house, but somewhat disjointed.
FLW solved that problem with a room-length mural, which was not executed. Too bad. It would have pulled the whole thing together.