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by GordonM
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:40 am
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Topic: Growing Up Wright book - holiday sale
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Growing Up Wright book - holiday sale

Growing Up Wright by Lonnie Lovness is discounted $10 until December 14th. You can get a signed copy at www.growingupwright.com for $35., or for readers outside the US, Amazon also has copies with reasonable shipping rates.
by GordonM
Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:36 am
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Topic: Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car
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Re: Article: FLW & the world's oldest running electric car

Peripherally related is an electric hybrid from a few years later (1900). Ferdinand Porsche developed his "Mixt" runabout for the Lohner company in Vienna, and raced it himself at hillclimbs. A gas engine drove an electrical generator, which in turn drove electric motors at the wheel hubs. You could...
by GordonM
Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:21 pm
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Topic: Light variation
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Light variation

I wanted to build a theater light like the one at Taliesin Spring Green. Mrs. Wright gave the plans to Don Lovness many years ago and he built one that was by the studio front door. The dimensions, however, are fussy and complicated, so I adapted those plans to modern materials (who makes Philippine...
by GordonM
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:31 pm
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Topic: Concrete pigment formula
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Re: Concrete pigment formula

From "Growing Up Wright", Virginia and Don Lovness remembered laying the concrete floor of the "studio" in 1957: Virginia: "The worst thing of all though was pouring the cement floor. We didn’t know how to lay cement that would be slick. So we found an old German cement finisher who had retired, and...
by GordonM
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:56 am
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Topic: Lonnie Lovness book "Growing Up Wright" is here
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Re: Lonnie Lovness book "Growing Up Wright" is here

Kevin Duchschere wrote a very nice review in the Minneapolis Star Tribune this week.
The Strib review: https://www.startribune.com/review-grow ... 600017361/

We're still offering free shipping, and author signed copies at our website, www.growingupwright.com

GM
by GordonM
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:00 am
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Topic: Lonnie Lovness book "Growing Up Wright" is here
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Re: Lonnie Lovness book "Growing Up Wright" is here

We've made a new movie about Don and Virginia Lovness building their first Usonian home. See it on our website www.growingupwright.com or on Vimeo at https://vimeo.com/487010416
by GordonM
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:53 am
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Topic: Pearl Palace to undergo urgent restoration
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Re: Pearl Palace to undergo urgent restoration

Lonnie's book "Growing Up Wright" has some interesting information about the Pearl Palace. Wes Peters was in Iran for extended periods of time during construction and wrote to Don Lovness regularly. One telegram to Don was an appeal to raise a considerable amount of money on short notice (unrelated ...
by GordonM
Mon Nov 23, 2020 3:16 pm
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Topic: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks
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Re: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks

This has been an interesting journey. This summer we hired an established book printer to do the job, one of the few left that does sewn binding (as opposed to glued). Our timing was awful, as our project hit the incoming wave of books being printed in order to meet Christmas sales deadlines. As a s...
by GordonM
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:56 pm
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Topic: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks
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Re: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks

The video narration may be a little misleading; they traveled around looking at Prairie school-style buildings and Wright homes. I would love to know what building that is/was. I asked a lot of people while the book was in progress, but no definitive answers.
by GordonM
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:14 am
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Topic: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks
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Re: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks

We have a facebook site with lots of images that don't appear in the book. Your comments there are welcome.
https://www.facebook.com/growingupwright/
by GordonM
Fri Oct 09, 2020 10:20 am
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Topic: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks
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Re: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks

The two women in the photo are Virginia and Lonnie Lovness, circa 1990s. The scale may look different because the photo was taken from a low vantage point; the Peterson cottage is on mostly flat ground and the Lovness cottage is above a slope to the south and southwest. I probably also was using a s...
by GordonM
Sat Oct 03, 2020 6:06 pm
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Topic: Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks
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Book, "Growing Up Wright" is due in three weeks

Lonnie Lovness' new book "Growing Up Wright, building a dream by hand with the world's greatest architect", is in production at Bang Printing in Brainerd, Minnesota. Bang has a long history as a premier book printer, and we have made a commitment: "produced, printed and bound in the USA." The 288-pa...
by GordonM
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:25 pm
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Topic: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle
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Re: Book: Car is Architecture - FLW's cars & motorcycle

Wow, this thread has gone pretty far afield from the original post. It's nice to know, however, that there are some car guys among us. Having written about cars for thirty years I appreciate the enthusiasm. This photo doesn't shed any more light on a list of Wright's cars, but it's interesting to kn...
by GordonM
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:22 am
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Topic: Has Anyone Published an Architecture Book?
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Views: 1915

Re: Has Anyone Published an Architecture Book?

I would suggest you don't use a generic "publish it yourself" company. Those books are generally ugly, hard to read, with low-quality images, poor choice of paper stock and a "crank-it-out" attitude. Works fine for memoirs that are all text but not for anything more involved. An architecture book sh...