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Life happened. Joe Price was a bachelor when he built the first portion of the Price Studio in 1956-8. Joe married Etsuko in the mid 1960's and an addition was built 1966-8 to house the expanding art collection and provide domestic spaces (a real kitchen, a Japanese dining area, closets for a second person, and a Japanese bath) for Etsuko. The Prices had two daughters and bedrooms were added for them in a tower over the kitchen/dining area in the late 1970's. A den was placed at the top of the tower for Joe and Etsuko to have some downtime. Dates are approximate from a book on Goff and docent comments when I toured the house in 1992.Enlarged twice into a home for him, his wife and two daughters . . . (He did something; something happened to him.)
Tom wrote:Anybody know what the best available existing documentation is for the lost Shin'Enkan?
I know GA did one of those large thin Monographs on it.
Friends of Kebyar published a double Journal on Joe Price's studio - gallery (translated from Balinese, Shin'enKan means 'Home of the Far Away Heart')
the journal has an Essay by David Delong, with an introduction by Robert Bowlby.I think 82 pages of color photos and details of plans.
It is available as a back issue, please follow this link to our Journal order page.
https://friendsofkebyar.com/products/vo ... er-84-2016
https://www.papercitymag.com/home-desig ... den-sides/
That room was the model of serene for me...quiet, relaxing, completely day lit, or so it seemed, and totally removed from the world around it...if one wanted nature, the Japanese garden or screened balcony were steps away.
It has already been noted on Chat that Carolyn Price passed away in 2018:
https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/ ... =190508733
Harold C. Price Jr. died in the late summer of 2020:
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/ex ... id=8257262
Not sure if this 2012 video was linked before...the Price's sons Harold and Joe talk about their parents, the company, and the tower:
https://bartlesvillecf.org/legacy-hall- ... ce-family/
This is a link to additional photos (mostly interiors) of May's Price house...they seem to be from the same photo shoot, making all of these photos by Maynard L. Parker who often contributed photos to House Beautiful magazine:
https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/coll ... 286/rec/81
Photo #2 of 12 shows a 1947 Buick Roadmaster Convertible in the motor court (high resolution on these images, zoom in)
https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/coll ... 287/rec/81
Photo #5 of 12...
https://hdl.huntington.org/digital/coll ... 290/rec/81
...appears to be the room in which this happened:
https://pages.facebook.com/photo.php?fb ... n__=%2B%3D