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|Construction System||bearing masonry, concrete block|
|Notes||S.217. views across valley. blocky massing in ornamented block.|
|Discussion||Ennis House Commentary
"The last of the four Los Angeles textile-block houses, the Ennis is the most monumental. Anywhere along Vermont Avenue, looking north, one sees it completing its ridge on the southern reaches of the Santa Monica Mountains. Its views are both Griffith Park, on the north, and the Los Angeles metropolitan area, on the south. The textile block pattern is almost symmetrical about the diagonal of its square surface."
William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: A Complete Catalog. project 217.
The Creator's Words
"Aesthetically concrete has neither song nor any story. Nor is it easy to see in this conglomerate, in this mud pie, a high aesthetic property, because in itself it is amalgam, aggregate compound. And cement, the binding medium, is characterless.
Concrete is a plastic materialsusceptible to the impress of imagination. I saw a kind of weaving coming out of it....Lightness and strength! Steel the spider spinning a web within the cheap, molded material and wedded to it by pouring an inner core of cement after the blocks were set up."
Frank Lloyd Wright. from Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. p66, 68-69.
2607 Glendower Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90027
Thomas A. Heinz. Architectural Monographs No. 18: Frank Lloyd Wright. p141.
Sources on Ennis House
Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer and Gerald Nordland, ed. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987. ISBN 0-8-93-1421-5. LC 87-20755. NA737.W7A4 1988. p66, 68-69.
William S. Saunders. Modern ArchitecturePhotographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. small exterior photo, p75. small interior photo, p75. A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography. Available at Amazon.com
William Allin Storrer. The Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright: a Complete Catalog. Second Edition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 1979. ISBN 0-262-19171-7. LC 78-1306. NA737.W7A4 1978. photo of exterior, p217.
William Allin Storrer. The Frank Lloyd Wright Companion. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1993. ISBN 0-226-77624-7. LC 93-30127. NA737.W7A4 1993. plan drawing. Available at Amazon.com
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