Foundation Archives: architectural drawings, 1885-1959

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Foundation Archives: architectural drawings, 1885-1959

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Now we can consult a list that specifies how many drawings made by FLLW exist for each project:

https://findingaids.library.columbia.ed ... 76/summary

We'll know exactly how many drawings we need to have the complete puzzle of a project and it is also possible to see the drawings asking for an appointment

Do any of you live in NY?

:-)

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774 items in the drawing category for the Guggenheim

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Post by SDR »

So, this is a list of the holdings. No way to see any of the material online ?

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Post by Tom »

No
I asked this question recently in an email to the archives.
The response was: no plans anytime soon to digitize the material

But I've wondered if they were heavily petitioned for certain very specific items ... if they might

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492 items in the Drawing category for Johnson Wax

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Post by Tom »

I was surprised to see that the American Systems Built Houses is the project in the archive with the largest single amount of drawing items: 992

The Guggenheim is second with 774, the Imperial Hotel is third with 705 drawing items.
San Marcos in the Desert has 208
Midway Gardens has 195
Larkin: 169
Fallingwater: 166 (not including guest house)
Hannah House: 118 (not including guest house)
Coonley (main house): 109
Unity Temple: 89
Robie: 44

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Hanna

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Re: Foundation Archives: architectural drawings, 1885-1959

Post by Tom »

Trying to find the best thread for the Robie House on Wright Chat I came across this thread.

Since David posted this we now have 1,) access to drawings like never before and 2.) we know the files are incomplete, 3.) wish some were in color.

But real reason for posting: I can't find the Robie thread where most of the best discussion takes place.
Can anybody locate that please?
I have some good info to place there.

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Re: Foundation Archives: architectural drawings, 1885-1959

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It is an unfortunate but probably inevitable fact that some of the best discussion of a project will be found on threads devoted to, and titled for, a different one. But the search function will find any name or word that has been posted here.

S

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