UNBUILT TEXTILE BLOCK HOUSES

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Daviesguy97
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UNBUILT TEXTILE BLOCK HOUSES

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Aside from the first scheme for the Lloyd Jones House, are there any other unbuilt textile block house designs?

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Yes, several, including some auxiliary buildings at La Miniatura, a palatial house in Death Valley and San Marcos in the Desert. The best source is Sweeney's Wright in Hollywood.

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San Marcos-in-the-Desert would likely have contained the most extensive collection of 30-60 angled block of any Textile Block structure, had it been built. The first scheme for Richard Lloyd Jones represents a miniature example of the same geometries. In addition to San Marcos and related to it, two houses were designed at the same time, neither of course realized: for Ralph and Wellington Cudney, and for Mrs Owen D Young.

Cudney:
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 4334742026

Young:
https://library.artstor.org/#/asset/285 ... 4334742026

These and other drawings for the two houses are found among the 282 results for "Wright San Marcos" at Artstor:
https://library.artstor.org/#/search/Wr ... e=6;sort=0

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The Little Dipper at Barnsdall was not fully realized, but was begun. Don't forget the extensive Doheny Project, which would have developed the property at the north end of Beverly Hills (now Trousdale Estates). But for the murder of Doheny, that may well have been realized. Drexler, plate 64, and Mono 4, pp 204-5, give 1921 the date for Study for Block House, but the 1923 date in Taschen 2, page 91, is likelier. Also in Taschen 2, pages 92-3 are 3 more block projects not included in Mono.

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Post by Tom »

This may have been covered elsewhere.
One can search specific projects by decade thru the finding list at Columbia.
Here's the link:

https://findingaids.library.columbia.ed ... d_12471376

In the left hand margin if you click on 'View All' then press: ctrl f , you can type in project name and find it highlighted.

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Thank you, everyone, for your replies!
I ordered Sweeney’s Wright in Hollywood to get more info about Cheney and Young house - I had seen these two previously in a book discussing unbuilt works.
The Doheny houses were stylistically exactly what I was looking for. Tom, I’ll look under the link you provided, and I’m also looking them up on Artstor.

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I suppose a book devoted to the block work(s) of Wright---early, middle and late---remains to be written. Perhaps someone is working that corner as we speak ? Who knows. Is anyone keeping tabs on granted research or other scholarship on Wright, in the world's institutions of higher learning, and on whatever published or unpublished work has been created (or is underway) as a result ?

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The Columbia files are linked directly to ArtStor.

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