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Randy    Posted 03-07-2003 at 12:22:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Frank Lloyd Wright, the architect lived in Wisconsin. He called it Taliesin. In Scottsdale, Arizona he created a school and called it Taliesin West. He once designed a building for I forget, Johnson and Johnson or Johnson Wax. They called him and said the secratarys were having a hard time with the chairs. They were 3 legs and they were falling over. He went and sat and fell over and supposedly said, "What's the problem, they'll get used to it." I've seen a couple of his places and thought they were not that great, but then again I haven't seen what is supposed to be one of the most important 20th cetury designs, Falling Water.


ME    Posted 03-08-2003 at 23:51:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm tracing your Ip and will soon see you face to face, you won't like my face.




Patria / PR    Posted 03-07-2003 at 15:51:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
One of his students from Taliesin West, Roig, lived in PR for some years due to the acceptation of his works. One of his most admired here is Casa Roig, very similar to Wright's The B. Harley Bradley House in KanKaKee, ILL.

Fallingwater, in Penn, is one of my favorites. I love the slim, straight lines.

It was for Johnson Wax, and he was 70 when he built this one. He never stoped working.

When I was in college I had to make a presentation about Wright's work. I fell in love.


Randy    Posted 03-07-2003 at 16:04:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Patria, there was something appealling about him. Went to a place in LA of his. Cement house iffin I recall.
Have you looked at Greene and Greene brothers stuff?
Wasn't there a murder or something at Taliesin? Have you been there? Went to Taliesin West years ago.


Patria / PR    Posted 03-07-2003 at 17:35:26       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Only four works in LA; no more than twelve in CA,that I know of.

Green and Green, yes, but haven't take the time to study them. I'll research for some info.

Yes, that was the brutal murder of Mamah, his mistress, and her children. They were beaten,
stabbed and then set on fire. That house has suffered two fires.

I've been to almost every state but never had the time to visit any of his works.


Renee    Posted 03-07-2003 at 14:15:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Randy, I guess they're all right for modern looking houses, but I prefer Country style. An old farm house has got more character.
Renee


Randy    Posted 03-07-2003 at 14:35:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Renee, I relly like the designs of the Greene and Greene brothers from the first part of the century. Goes with my favorite furniture, mission oak. Also why I like bungalow style houses. We have a lot of old farm houses here in CT. We can't afford them though. Thankfully we're an hour or so from NYC and they can. They buy them and fix them all up. Gives a lot of us jobs around here. Also bring their angst with them.


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