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Joshua G. Melson residence, Rock Crest, Mason City, Iowa, 1912 [picture] / Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahony Griffin
Bib ID 147570
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Griffin, Walter Burley, 1876-1937
 
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Description 1912 
1 architectural drawing : black ink over pencil on buff paper ; 90 x 56.5 cm. 
Summary

"This is an original, and until now unpublished, black ink drawing of the Joshua G. Melson house (1912). Recently restored, the house is located in Mason City, Iowa, within the precincts Rock Crest - Rock Glen, a community also of their [Griffins'] design. The Melson house, the Griffins' domestic American masterwork, is sheathed in rough stone and built into its stream bluff site. Although unsigned, this superb drawing undoubtedly was excecuted by Marion Mahony Griffin."--Auction catalogue: Shapiro Auctioneers, formerly Phillips Auctions, Modern + contemporary: Lot 356, 9 May 2002, p.180

Includes: Perspective view with reflection in Willow Creek; floor plans of first and second floors; elevation looking to garage.

Notes

Condition: Good/fair; fragile, some creases and tears, multiple small holes (insect damage) around edges, paper repairs.

Title from auction catalogue.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-136739627

Subjects Melson, Joshua G. -- Homes and haunts -- Pictorial works.  |  Architecture, Domestic -- Iowa -- Mason City -- Designs and plans -- Pictorial works.
Other authors/contributors Griffin, Marion Mahony, 1871-1961
Terms of Use Copyright restrictions may apply. 
Exhibited Exhibited: "The Dream of a Century : The Griffins in Australia's Capital" - Temporary Exhibition Gallery, National Library of Australia, 8 March 2013 - 10 June 2013. 

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