Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

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DRN
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Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

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In the November 2020 issue linked above is a great article about the history of the Carlson house...(OK, one inaccuracy: the author calls the house a "Usonian Automatic"), but that aside, the article is a series of recent photos and written history of the house's ownership.
Of note: in the editor's essay at the front of the mag is a ca. 1950 photo of the house I've never seen before...it is taken from the house's carport end which was obscured later by dense plantings and an infill/addition to the carport.

I'll share the pic with SDR for posting...it gives a sense of the site (a small tract lot)when the house was first built. Think of this quote from Wright when viewing that early pic of the Carlson house:
“I wanted to show Phoenix a new and better way to live there in the
dust than the pancakes they copied from me that are sprawling
all around about the dust.”

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Re: Arizona Highways Magazine: Newly Digitized

Post by SDR »

That's another of those unexpectedly revealing quotes, giving us a hint of the architect as forever seeking the new . . .


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