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1. has anyone seen the luna imaging cd's? what is on them? i'll be visiting a city soon that has them in their library. would it be worth my time to make a trip to the library to view them?
2. as an accompished wood worker, does anyone know of drawings or plans for the origami chair or the FLW version of the adirondak chairs from auldbrass plantation? I'd like to try making them for my own use and enjoyment.
The second Luna/FLW release is much smaller (a single cd) but much more useful: "The Houses of Frank Lloyd Wright." This is a carefully selected set of Wright's residential commissions. It includes introductory text for each and high-resolution vintage photography as a complement to drawings. While the drawings include some conceptual and presentation work, most are "working drawings" meant to be used by a contractor to facilitate construction. To me, it is these period photographs and original working drawings that are the real meat of the two Luna releases. I can't imagine a complete study of the Wright's designs for such buildings as the Dana, Metzger, Clark, D.D. Martin and Coonley residences without these documents. To rely simply on the published publicity photographs and presentation drawings of these and other Wright designs would be like trying to appreciate a fine meal through aroma and sight, but without the ability to taste. As a single cd, the Houses collection is much easier to use than is the Presentation and Conceptual Drawings set. My only gripe with the Houses cd is that it fails to include client correspondence. I wish that we had access on each of these projects to the sort of architect/client dialogue that Jack Quinan offered in his recent book on the D.D. Martin house. My dream is that some day, all of this digitized material (and more) will be made available to the public, via the internet, as has similar Purcell & Elmslie material in the Northwest Architectural Archives of the University of Minnesota.
A word of caution ... there is far to much material in the Luna sets to be absorbed in one or two sittings. You could own these sets and still never feel like you had more than scratched the surface of your FLW studies.
Once the general population rebels against the copyright laws (and this WILL happen, as copyright laws are only acceptable to a population provided that those laws do not affect them!) there will be a simply stupendous surge in what is available.
It'll happen outside the USA for a start, but when Congress passes one too many stupid laws, the libertarians will be back, and they'll destroy the ridiculous status quo.