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Hollyhock House Frank Lloyd Wright

Images by Joshua White

A rebirth for Wright’s first L.A. project, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House will reopen this fall following a $4.39 million “deep-tissue facelift.” read the full article by Sarah Amelar here.

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beatonna:

sovietpostcards:

Drawing by K. Zotov, 1968 (by katya.)

Nothing like a mouse party around a wheat

beatonna:

sovietpostcards:

Drawing by K. Zotov, 1968 (by katya.)

Nothing like a mouse party around a wheat

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violins:

Installed my new ball vice. Solidly attached and easily removable.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki

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betonbabe:

JOSEF ALBERS
BENT BLACK A, 1940

betonbabe:

JOSEF ALBERS

BENT BLACK A, 1940

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leadingtone:

thepianoblog:

cactus-empress:

Old scores are so rude and stuck up I love it

It’s always the Beethoven scores! I have a book from the late 1800’s and the commentary at the front of each Sonata is quite passive aggressive. They make great points though.

Not totally sure, but this looks like the von Bülow edition, which may be exceeded only by Schnabel in the…ermm…copiousness of its commentary. (Schnabel was not quite so snooty, however.)
These editions are notorious for their editorial indulgences: in these random two bars alone, the editor has changed a rinforzando to a sforzando, has changed wedge accents to staccato dots, and has invented an accent in the left hand along with a pedal marking. 
Urtext is best, but my preference for an affordable, readily-available edition of the sonatas is Schenker: unintrusive, einfach, klar.  There are a number of reputable essays on the sonatas one can acquire, while keeping the score itself free of such nuisances.

leadingtone:

thepianoblog:

cactus-empress:

Old scores are so rude and stuck up I love it

It’s always the Beethoven scores! I have a book from the late 1800’s and the commentary at the front of each Sonata is quite passive aggressive. They make great points though.

Not totally sure, but this looks like the von Bülow edition, which may be exceeded only by Schnabel in the…ermm…copiousness of its commentary. (Schnabel was not quite so snooty, however.)

These editions are notorious for their editorial indulgences: in these random two bars alone, the editor has changed a rinforzando to a sforzando, has changed wedge accents to staccato dots, and has invented an accent in the left hand along with a pedal marking. 

Urtext is best, but my preference for an affordable, readily-available edition of the sonatas is Schenker: unintrusive, einfachklar.  There are a number of reputable essays on the sonatas one can acquire, while keeping the score itself free of such nuisances.

pixography:

Sandra Yagi

pixography:

Sandra Yagi

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Sunday checklist: 

Sleep in 

Coffee

Shower 

More coffee 

Orchestra piece

ungoliantschilde:

Frank Lloyd Wright ~ Conceptual Art for “Falling Water”.

ungoliantschilde:

Frank Lloyd Wright ~ Conceptual Art for “Falling Water”.

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