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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 28, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Eric last modified Sep 27, 2012

Smoking is a nasty habit, to be certain, but I recently had ashtrays on the mind. To be specific, an ashtray that Louis H. Sullivan designed for John Lloyd Wright (son of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright) after John sought the great architect out in the twilight of Sullivan's career. John writes a fantastically detailed account of their meeting and the design of the astonishing ashtray in his book, My Father Who Is On Earth....




 

 

LouisSullivanSmoking is a nasty habit, to be certain, but I recently had ashtrays on the mind. To be specific, an ashtray that Louis H. Sullivan designed for John Lloyd Wright (son of the famed Frank Lloyd Wright) after John sought the great architect out in the twilight of Sullivan's career. John writes a fantastically detailed account of their meeting and the design of the astonishing ashtray in his book, My Father Who Is On Earth.

What's elusive about this design is that it was never executed and the drawing was destroyed in a fire years later (ironically enough).

How cool would it be to come across a copy of this design somewhere out there that somehow survived and see the magic that so moved John all those years ago. Alas, the liklihood of finding such a copy is as elusive as wisps of smoke. We'll have to suffice instead to read about it here.

Image via wikipedia



 

 

 
 
 

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