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MOman2
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I am heading tot the Lewis house around April 12th I will report back if I get even a peek at it. And no this is not a float trip on the river.
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SDR
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Each person with an interest in Wright's buildings will bring his or her own perspective to the "job" of satisfying that interest. The range of possible "tasks" is broad---everything from seeking out books, pictures, and videos/films containing Wright material, to perusing chat/study sites like this one, to arranging visits to the buildings themselves. Some will enjoy totting up how many Wright buildings they've been able to view in person---the "quantity" approach, if you will---while others are satisfied only when they can enter and explore a given structure.

I would have thought that the time and expense required to go to the site of a Wright house (for instance) would be little rewarded by simply glimpsing the building from afar, perhaps only catching a view of the roof, or merely of the driveway gate. Not everyone will want to take the trouble to try to reach a homeowner, to see if a visit can be arranged; many would prefer to leave such owners undisturbed, quite understandably.

For my money, an immersion into a given structure by means of whatever material has been gathered---photographs inside and out, drawings (the opportunities now greatly enhanced thanks to the Artstor site), and books like W A Storrer's, provide more satisfaction than would a glimpse of a single view of the building from the road. Of course, visiting the site gives one a feel for the land, the climate, the vegetation and the architectural context, none of which can be adequately conveyed in print.

To each his own, in other words. It is always interesting to see how different Wrightians fulfill the demands of their enthusiasm . . .

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MOman2
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On my quest I have had numerous experiences that you do not experience via books/internet Here are just two:
Decades ago when the Tracy's of Normandy Park WA invited me into their home to commiserate and spend some time chatting with them and when the son of Douglas and Charlotte Grant sprinted over to the Grant house (Marion IA) to give me a personal tour Or when I was escorted into the Kraus house (Kirkwood MO) when it was dilapidated in the mid-80's
I could go on......

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SDR
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Lovely to see so much of the house, many views for the first time, and in such original condition. My understanding was that Paul Harding's firm was involved in a restoration--when, and for whom, I do not yet know.

The presence of the slatted floors is almost universal; what an interesting and unique feature. The Taliesin table lamp in the living room and another now in a bedroom have needed restoration for thirty years at least, according to the photographic record. Wish I lived in the neighborhood . . .

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Tom
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Welcome video.
Probably the most I've ever seen of this intriguing house.
The Mini-split needs a screen.
The fans all around are telling.
The light screen in the ceiling above the fireplace seems to be open to the roof sheathing!
First time I've ever noticed the pipe rail trellis supporting the cantilevered wood roof trellis on the bedroom wing end.
- I like it!

Roderick Grant
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In the running for Best Usonian.

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Video already removed ? "Video unavailable -- This video is private"

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