Designer and writer Erik Flesch of Taliesin Preservation presents an evening of Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture, including the Romeo and Juliet Windmill and its connection to Shakespeare’s tragedy. Visitors will tour Wright’s extraordinary Hillside buildings on the Taliesin estate, where Wright achieved “the destruction of the box” of traditional architecture, and will enjoy wine and cheese in the beautiful Hillside Theater. Follow the link to get your tickets. Read more.
Houzz features an interesting article that reveals how a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house inspired Mid-century Modern icon, Joseph Eichler to build his MCM housing developments. Follow the link to learn more. Read more.
Artist and historian, Pali Davis-Holubar has been researching the fascinating subject of perforated boards (or "perfs") designed and integrated into various Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings. She recently started a gofundme campaign for funds to finalize the perf project research at the Frank Lloyd Wright Archives at Columbia University in New York City in advance of publishing a book on this fantastic Wright topic. Follow the link to learn more and help support this great research project. Read more.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the current owners of the Wilson Kline Residence, a 1922 John S. Van Bergen design, are fighting landmark nomination of the historic home located behind their primary residence and which was purchased with the intention of tearing it down to enlarge their yard. Can the house be saved if the owners want it destroyed? Follow the link to learn more about this troubling preservation battle. Read more.