E Fay Jones houses

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SDR
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E Fay Jones houses

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There are thirty pages of Wright Chat threads appearing when one searches "Fay." But I don't find a thread which gathers info on as many of the houses as possible. So I'll begin by linking to the 2011 thread which introduced Craig Stevens's Jones guidebook, and go from there.

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewto ... f=2&t=5075


The impetus for this thread is an obscure two-page coverage of a 1978 Jones house, client and location unidentified, as found in "25 Years of Record Houses" (1981; McGraw-Hill/Architectural Record Books).


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Roderick Grant
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Re: E Fay Jones houses

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That house, in Robert Adams Ivy, Jr.'s book on Jones, pp 146-155, was one of the first of his designs I saw, but only one shot of the exterior. It wasn't until the Ivy book that I saw interiors. Very frustrating! An earlier house appeared in the October, 1959 issue of HB (pp 244-5) dedicated to FLW's legacy. That was my first encounter with Jones. In a way, the elegant simplicity of that mid-50s opus was more satisfying than some of his later work, where the stone work sometimes got out of hand.

Isn't it often the lyric stage of an artist's career that produces the finest work?

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Re: E Fay Jones houses

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This is a link to the thread to which I attach most Fay Jones house items:

http://wrightchat.savewright.org/viewtopic.php?t=2794

It has been the repository for houses for sale and other Jones house related items. In it are links or pictures to two of Jones' smaller commissions which reach the level of perfection in my estimation: the now lost Fletcher house in Fayetteville, and the Scruggs house in Kentucky.

Scruggs: https://www.movoto.com/nicholasville-ky ... j2tpn9feh/


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Re: E Fay Jones houses

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Fay Jones' Hunter House in or near Memphis:

http://www.mcmtn.com/fay-jones-memphis/

Perfection as usual.

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Re: E Fay Jones houses

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Without Frank Lloyd Wright, what would E Fay Jones's work have looked like ? It's impossible to know. We can only be grateful for what we see . . .

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