Frank Lloyd Wright

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

January 8, 2012

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

Photography is only minimally allowed at Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter house in Arizona, Taliesin West, so most of these photographs are only exterior shots. I confess I’ve always been less impressed by FLW’s work that most are, so this post is not in praise of FLW or Taliesin West.

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Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

January 5, 2012

Arcosanti, by Paolo Soleri

Arcosanti, designed by Italian-born architect Paolo Soleri, is an experimental architectural complex perched on the side of a gulch in the Arizona desert, about 70 miles north of Phoenix. 

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Kenneth Frampton on Aalto, Corbusier, detached houses, the suburbs &c.

June 27, 2011

Kenneth Frampton on Aalto, Corbusier, detached houses, the suburbs &c.

The video below, produced by Slow Home Studio in Calgary, Alberta, is a short, brilliant, unrehearsed lecture by renowned architect, architectural critic and historian Kenneth Frampton on the history of the detached house in our era.

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Letterheady

March 20, 2010

Letterheady

Does letterhead design reveal anything about the owner? Was Elvis himself responsible for that cool but unexpected minimal design (and if so, the terrible kerning of his name, too)? These are all from the blog Letterheady which collects letterhead stationery from an a wildly divergent group of people, organizations and eras.

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Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

July 8, 2009

Architecture in the movies, Part 5 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House in Los Feliz, Los Angeles, has probably appeared in more Hollywood films than any other notable modern house and has also been heavily used for ad and fashion shoots, music videos and television.

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Architecture in the movies, part 1.

May 11, 2009

Architecture in the movies, part 1.

This list,  inspired by an interesting thread on pushpullbar, is a small selection of great modern buildings that have appeared in 20th C film.

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More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

April 7, 2009

More iconic Julius Shulman photographs

From the Taschen bio of Shulman:

American photographer Julius Shulman’s images of Californian architecture have burned themselves into the retina of the 20th century. A book on modern architecture without Shulman is inconceivable.

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