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by JimM
Sun May 22, 2022 1:10 pm
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Topic: Video: Taliesin - Spring Green, WI
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Video: Taliesin - Spring Green, WI

Somewhat of a shame not seeing the Hillside drafting room in use; as if the heart of the estate has been removed. I suppose they'll eventually find a possible (but perhaps questionable) purpose for it... and it may already be available for "events".
by JimM
Fri Jan 28, 2022 4:30 pm
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Topic: A winter day at Taliesin - photos
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Views: 561

Re: A winter day at Taliesin - photos

Nice; Taliesin wears winter well. Actually, my first visit was as an out of town trespasser during a blizzard 48 years ago. The Dana statue was in the garden court of Taliesin at the beginning, although for quite some time located under cover at an exterior stairwell. Anyone know if it's a replica? ...
by JimM
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:00 pm
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Topic: Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR
Replies: 4
Views: 734

Re: Video: Gordon House - Silverton, OR

I saw the house not long after it was moved. Funny how effective the simplicity of Wright's touch can often be, such as the clear pane of glass adjacent to the upstairs bedroom door, allowing the perfed fenestration to seamlessly continue on; but not so at the opposite end of the hall... this singul...
by JimM
Thu Dec 16, 2021 11:24 am
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Topic: Modern house, 1969 Lincoln ad
Replies: 12
Views: 2056

Re: Modern house, 1969 Lincoln ad

Noticed this recently, sorry if already posted.
What's not to like about a commercial with a Usonian (00:10)... even for Amazon.

https://youtu.be/uf5cIGDo7jc
by JimM
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:40 am
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Topic: Wright's "Little Gem"
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Views: 1105

Re: Wright's "Little Gem"

The gallery lamps with the tassels are a delight.
by JimM
Thu Oct 07, 2021 2:03 pm
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Topic: Book: "Insufficient Funds: The Financial Life of Frank Lloyd Wright"
Replies: 11
Views: 2428

Re: Book: "Insufficient Funds: The Financial Life of Frank Lloyd Wright"

If I'm remembering correctly, Wright also borrowed from his long-time patron Darwin Martin an amount exceeding $20,000 dollars to construct Taliesin 1 and settle some of his debts in Europe. Which would be something around $250k today. Martin never truly saw a repayment for this loan. That's correc...
by JimM
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:16 pm
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Topic: Kauffman Garage Pittsburgh
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Views: 1098

Re: Kauffman Garage Pittsburgh

Roderick, that would be Jaroslav Polivka (a Czech). He also worked on the Johnson Tower, the Guggenheim, and the S.F Bay crossing. The first Point Park scheme was a concrete and steel civic center 1,000 feet in diameter and 175 feet tall. Capable of holding 1/3 of the city's population it also conta...
by JimM
Wed Jul 21, 2021 12:45 pm
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Topic: St Marks Drawing Sequence
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Views: 8056

Re: St Marks Drawing Sequence

The Coonley plaque was installed at the prow of the terrace; a points of the compass abstraction with the initials "F" & "C" (Ferry Coonley).
by JimM
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:44 pm
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Topic: Article: A Look at the Women Whose Work Shaped the Wright Legacy
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Views: 1036

Re: Article: A Look at the Women Whose Work Shaped the Wright Legacy

The Learn/Preservation thread of that link contains the complete 500+ page Preservation Master Plan for Taliesin West prepared by Harboe Architects-an unbelievable amount of history, photos, plans, and documentation to salivate over. Of interest was the justification, if obvious, for the decision no...
by JimM
Wed May 12, 2021 11:27 am
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Topic: Oak Park Studio New Book
Replies: 8
Views: 3237

Re: Oak Park Studio New Book

This is a great topic with some decent, albeit sparse, accounting and should be worth the risk buying... Schrenk is an Associate Professor of Architectural History at U of Virginia, with quite a varied output. The book resulted from a We the People grant awarded to her by The National Endowment for ...
by JimM
Mon May 03, 2021 4:01 pm
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Topic: Wright Post-Italy; Goethe Street and Taliesin I
Replies: 25
Views: 7518

Re: Wright Post-Italy; Goethe Street and Taliesin I

Wright broke one of his own "rules" in order to define the masterpiece Taliesin 1 became. The house and studio certainly were influenced by the Italian countryside to a degree, but there are precedents before both Fiesole and Taliesin (such as the wood and plaster project of 1904-"The Drawings of Fr...
by JimM
Sat May 01, 2021 10:50 am
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Topic: Obituary: Franklin Toker
Replies: 14
Views: 4759

Re: Obituary: Franklin Toker

Same photo... see the shadow?
by JimM
Sat May 01, 2021 10:47 am
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Topic: Alden Dow house for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 2158

Re: Alden Dow house for sale

Can't recall where published, but as a pre-teen seeing Dow's own house "submerged" into it's pond was an architectural epiphany; and of course, Wright a revelation not long after!
by JimM
Sat May 01, 2021 10:21 am
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Topic: Obituary: Franklin Toker
Replies: 14
Views: 4759

Re: Obituary: Franklin Toker

That is the same photo on the book back cover... sans junior. Perhaps a subtle comment by Tokler?
by JimM
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:30 am
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Topic: Obituary: Franklin Toker
Replies: 14
Views: 4759

Re: Obituary: Franklin Toker

I read it Stephen, a long time ago but recall it quite informative, well researched and with quite a few notes to the text. I suppose there will be criticism true of just about any book on Wright. The back of the jacket has the photo of Wright and EJ standing alongside one another at TWest in the 50...