Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's

Eugene Ray SDSU 1970's
Eugene Ray 1970's. photo credit: Tom Davis

Monday, October 15, 2012

HOLLYWOOD ROMANZA THE > AMAZING SOWDEN HOUSE OF LLOYD WRIGHT (talented son) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Fw: sowden house los angeles - Google Search (see attachment) ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ MAYAN REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE A GOTHIC SIDE OF HOLLYWOOD an unforgetable california place memoir/ bruce goff/wright visit

                       
                     +GRATITUDE+
       >to several of my kind friends who<
            >have sent notes of approval<
               >about our new web/blog<
                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
       >to all of my kind friends who take<
          >the time to read our messages<
              >daily i am very grateful for<
                      +YOUR INTEREST+
                            ^^^^^^^^
          >especially in this time of trying<
             >to make a transition to our<
                        +NEW FORMAT+
                             ^^^^^^^
           +DAVE FOBES IS A TRUE HERO+
              +IN THIS EFFORT & I SHALL+
                   
                 +DO MY BEST TO MAKE+
                    +MYSELF WELCOME+
                          ^^^^^^^^^^
         >dave urges me to show more of<
           >my drawings/collages/photos<
                            +OEUVRE+
              >and i shall make an effort<
                >each day to show some<
                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                   +MIDNIGHT MUSING+
         >tonight's midnight musing (title<
               >courtesy of tulane's great<
                     +MARY LYNN HYDE+)
         >who is (lucky girl) now an ardent<
                     +PILGRIM IN FRANCE+
                           ^^^^^^^^^^
             (>send us some reports please<
               >mary lynn especially re: the<
                      +KNIGHTS TEMPLAR+
           >and the chateau cabrieres near<
                   +EMMA CALVE CASTLE+
                     +TEMPLAR SECRETS+
             >millau and the gorge du tarn<
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                  >FASCINATING ANCIENT+
                              >templer<
                     +OC HISTORY THERE+
                          ^^^^^^^^^^
        >the early owner of cabriere went<
                       +MEROVINGIAN+
         >north to become a famous king<
               ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
         >please google my french essays<
                +EUGENE RAY / DEGRUY+
                          +CABRIERES+
              >this is an amazing history<
                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

                      +SOWDEN HOUSE+
          >focus of tonight's musing is my<
              >(and bruce goffs) favorite<
                  >house in los angeles<
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^
          +THE FANTASTIC MILIEU OF THE+
             +EARLY MOTION PICTURES IS+
                        >without kitsch<
               +EXPRESSED VIVIDLY IN ITS+
                   +MAYAN REFERENCES+
                         ^^^^^^^^^^^
           >as my good friend and former<
             >student asst. ralph bowman<
                   >remembers my view<
                        ^^^^^^^^^^^
             +LOS ANGELES ARCHITECTURE+
                   +HAS THAT PERK OVER+
                       +SAN FRANCISCO+
                            ^^^^^^^^^
       >yes frank lloyd wright (senior) gave<
         >a huge thrust to that but his son<
                       +LLOYD WRIGHT+
           >(frank lloyd wright jr) actually<
              >designed sets in hollywood<
                 >early in his great career<
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

               +HOLLYWOOD ROMANZA+
         >as frank lloyd wright sr. called it<
            >in his famed autobiography,<
              >fueled his concrete block<
                      +C R E A T I O N S+
                           ^^^^^^^^
         (>friend, sir peter cook, admits his<
           >love for this "gothic" milieu in<
               >addition to "case studies"<)
                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

       +I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING+
           +LLOYD WRIGHT TWICE IN MY+
                +CAREER IN CALIFORNIA+
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
        >the first time was during our first<
              >visit to los angeles in about<
                              +1962+
           (>i had just finished my largest<)
               >house in louisiana and we<
                >traveled on the proceeds<)
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      +LLOYD WAS ON THE PHONE WHEN+
         +I ARRIVED UNANNOUNCED TO+
                   >beverly hills gem<
             +HIS HOME-STUDIO IN L.A.+
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
         >he greeted me nicely despite his<
              >anger on the phone about<
                           +"IMBICILES"+
               >building a shopping center<
                   >near his father's great<
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                     +BARNSDALL HOUSE+
                          ^^^^^^^^^^^

         >the second time to visit lloyd was<
            >with bruce goff and that was a<
                  +FABULOUS EXPERIENCE+
                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
           >lloyd welcomed our visit as goff<
              >was a close friend of all the<
                        +WRIGHT FAMILY+
             >he hosted us to his house and<
               >a visit to an exhibition of his<
                     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                 +VISIONARY STRUCTURES+
                          ^^^^^^^^^^^^
          >we had a wondrful dinner with<
              >lloyd sitting on tatami in a<
                     >(sunset boulevard)<
                +JAPANESE RESTAURANT+
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
       >lloyd had assisted his father in the<
              >construction of the famous<
                      +IMPERIAL HOTEL+
           (>the dinner conversation was a<
                 >remarkable experience<)
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
            +LATER I HAD THE PLEASURE OF+
                       >(younger brother)<
           +MEETING JOHN LLOYD WRIGHT+
                 (>also a fine architect and<
                  >inventer of lincoln logs<)
                        ^^^^^^^^^^^^
                >and lloyd's talented son<
                    +ERIC LLOYD WRIGHT+
          >a fine architect living in malibu<
             >an expert restorer of many<
                   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                   +WRIGHT ROMANZAS+
                       >(fabulous places)<
                            ^^^^^^^^^
             +ONE OF MY LAST LECTURES+
                   >wrights desert camp<
                 +WAS AT TALIESIN WEST+
                      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                  >please see attachment<
                       ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
                  gene ray, lajolla, california

                >eugene ray, mfa, architect<
                 >professor emeritus, sdsu<


-----Original Message-----
From: Eugene Ray
Sent: Sunday, October 14, 2012 7:37 PM
To: Eugene Ray
Subject: sowden house los angeles - Google Search

http://www.google.com/search?q=sowden+house+los+angeles&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=u&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ei=B1FbULTeN8nRigLF0oDADQ&ved=0CEwQsAQ&biw=768&bih=946

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