The Price Tower is a National historic landmark that has been recognized among many of the world’s most elite architectural masterpieces. Today, it serves as a community art center with a mission that celebrates art, architecture, and design while at the same time inspiring artists and audiences with diverse art experiences and exhibitions. Among these, "the Wright Chef Culinary Artist in Residence" is the first of the Center’s emerging artist programs. The residency will provide professional and amateur chef’s the chance to take their career to the next level by participating in this program under the mentorship of Chef Kurtess Mortensen. The culinary artist will be able to master their art while also learning to master the business of a restaurant without the burden and risks associated with startup enterprises. At the same time, the winner will benefit from living in one of the boutique suites of the Inn at Price Tower, living, and breathing art in its many forms. The application period for the program opened this week. Read more.
The only Long Island, New York project of Frank Lloyd Wright was begun in 1937 for Benjamin and Anne Rebhuhn. It was a comeback project for Wright, the first after a dry spell of more than 20 years, moving toward a house design that was at once modern, utilitarian, and suited for the newly evolving life of suburbia. "Usonian," he called it, after an idealized vision of America that celebrated individuality and oneness with Nature. Read more.
Los Angeles is a mecca for modern architecture and an ideal destination to explore the work of the legendary architects synonymous with home design from the 1920s to the 1950s. In the early 20th century, California became a magnet for artistic adventurers, drawing architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Richard Neutra, and Rudolph Schindler west to ply their trade. Five of these historic homes—Frank Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House, the Rudolph Schindler House, the Richard Neutra VDL Research House, the Charles and Ray Eames Case Study House No. 8, and the Stahl House by Pierre Koenig and owner Buck Stahl—can all be toured publically. Read more.
Pettit Memorial Chapel, a classic Frank Lloyd Wright Prairie design that resides in Belvidere Cemetery, could become the centerpiece of the Boone County Arts Council’s next mural. Wright’s 1907 chapel was built by Emma Pettit in honor of her husband, William H. Pettit. The council’s goal is to have the mural painted during next summer’s Heritage Days Festival. It’s supposed to rest right below the new mural of Belvidere native and world-renowned architect Jeanne Gang at Pleasant and State streets, in Belvidere, Illinois. Read more.
After much anticipation, one of San Francisco’s most iconic buildings, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed V.C. Morris Gift Shop at 140 Maiden Lane, has a brand new tenant. Neapolitan menswear brand, Isaia—which specializes in custom tailoring and luxe separates—opened its doors to the public. Working with a preservation team, Isaia (it’s pronounced is-I-E-ah) wanted to ensure that Frank Lloyd Wright’s landmark building remained true to the iconic architect's vision. The "mousetrap" like entrance continues to exist, as does the spiraling walkway that leads to second floor, and the wooden cabinetry that is built into the walls. Read more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's Whirling Arrow has posted an excerpt titled “Autumn,” taken from Book Four, Freedom, of Frank Lloyd Wright’s An Autobiography. Mr. Wright's words will put you in the mood for this beautiful season. Read more.
As part of the 150th birthday celebration, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation wants to inspire kids (or even you) to dream big and think boldly—like Frank Lloyd Wright! In that spirit, they have provided an activity sheet to draw a section.
What's a section? Section drawings are a very important part of designing a building, giving a more complete idea of what a building might look like when it is built. A section looks like a building sliced in half, from top to bottom, to reveal the interior, allowing us to look directly into the halved building and see the features inside.
Have fun and don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Read more.
Many say the Laura Gale House inspired a future architectural masterpiece called "Fallingwater," due to the unique cantilevered elements Frank Lloyd Wright incorporated into the Prairie era house's porches. The 2,877 square foot Oak Park home was built in 1914, came on the market earlier in 2017, and it sold this past August for $952,000. Hopefully the new owners will take good care of it. Read more.
The Frank Lloyd wright Trust recently announced an exclusive online exhibition titled 1905: Japan Through the Lens of Frank Lloyd Wright in honor of Wright's 150th.
In February of 1905, Wright embarked on the first of his many journeys to Japan. Wright experienced the architecture of local temples, shrines, gardens and residences, photographing buildings and landscapes extensively. The new online exhibition features the only existing photographic record of his travels, along with interactive maps and timelines. View here.