Video: Darwin Martin House / Frank Lloyd Wright

New York based artist and director Jonathan Turner highlights the details of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Darwin D. Martin House (1903-05) in , New York. Part of a multi-structure estate, the Martin House serves as a prime example of ’s Prairie House ideal, with strong horizontal lines and planes, deeply overhanging eaves, a central hearth, prominent foundation, and a sheltering, cantilevered roof. Although the complex suffered considerable damage over the decades, the Martine House Restoration Corporation (MHRC) has raised funds for a complete restoration of the complex, which began in 1997 and continues on today.

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Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Video: Darwin Martin House / Frank Lloyd Wright" 10 Sep 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 28 Aug 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=272229>

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    Lovely camerawork, done with great care! The music certainly is good and fitting such formal living and the visual composition.

    Honestly, the editing “as is” does not “visually” complete a coherent thought; whether content-respective, or artistically… This piece feels disjointedly yanked from something larger. While long dissolves often add smoothness to an edit, I found two in this particular piece – distracting. Specifically, the vertical shots along the greenhouse ceiling, and the dissolve to the trim spiraling around a corner.

    Personally, I hope to see some of the living spaces treated with this same manner of photography.

    Please know this critique is meant with the “best intent” and merely, a third set of eyes for improvement.

    I look forward to the completed piece!

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    I like the video, I like Lloyd Wright, but please, somebody tell me which music is this!!
    I heard it already, most probably was in a ballet.
    Cannot find the info.
    Thanks

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