Wondering When the 2017 Wright Society Summit Starts?
For the past two years we've hosted the Wright Society Summit each spring. However, this year we're making a change and rolling out our annual online event this October.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday—the summit theme will be FLLW 150: Legacy of Inspiration. Of course we'll discuss the man himself, but we'll also be taking a look at some of the apprentices who studied under Wright, and the lasting impact of his genius in the 21st-century. Details will be shared closer to the end of summer, so be sure to keep an eye out for future announcements.
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Marin County Launches Interactive Wright App
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation recently announced that the County of Marin has launched a downloadable mobile app showcasing the history of Wright’s Marin County Civic Center. Featuring historic and recent photos, exterior and interior drone videos, 360 degree images, plans and blueprints of the building process, and more—this app contains lots of important info on one of the last major works of Wright’s career. Read more.
Not Quite Wright: Faux-lingwater For Sale
Curbed reports on a home for sale that has been very heavily lifted from Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic home over the waterfall, Fallingwater. See the photos of this Greenwich, Connecticut home and see what you think. Read more.
Inside the Most Famous Modernist House in the World
VOGUELIVING has published a collection of photos of what has been called the most famous Modernist House in the World. If you have not made the architectural pilgrimage to see it yet, then plan your trip now. View here.
The Life and Legacy of Vernon Swaback
gb&d magazine has an interesting article about Vernon Swaback, former apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright and accomplished architect in his own right. His firm, Swaback Partners, is responsible for some of the most significant planning projects in Arizona’s history, including the award-winning Arizona Biltmore Estates. Read more. You can also learn more about Vern in the recent OA+D Journal that features his life and design work. Get it here.
Should All FLW Houses Be "Droned"?
A recent post on the WrightChat Message Boards asks, should all FLW houses be "Droned" (meaning video taken by a flying drone)? Here's a link to a drone-eye view of Frank Lloyd Wright's Affleck House in Bloomfield Hills, MI. And this is a link to another drone video of Frank Lloyd Wright's First Unitarian Meeting House in Madison, WI. We would love to hear your feedback on this one!
A Grandson's Perspective: Frank Lloyd Wright's Inner Circle
Another YouTube video link surfaced this week in the WrightChat Message Boards that features Brandoch Peters (Wright's Grandson) telling stories in a 9-minute clip from a much longer documentary. He shares stories only a Wright relative could tell. View here.
Robie House Inspires New Fashion Designers
Students at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago recently turned to Frank Lloyd Wright’s famed Robie House for inspiration. Juniors studying fashion design at the SAIC toured the home, then worked to turn their impressions into runway looks. Dubbed the "Wright 150 Fashion Design Awards," the contest was put on by the Frank Lloyd Wright Trust. If you’re in Chicago at the end of April, you can see the winning garments between April 24-30, 2017. Read more.
Pope-Leighey House Plans Celebratory Events
In preparation for the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the Pope-Leighey House, one of his Usonians located in Alexandria, Virginia, will host in-depth architectural tours for the sesquicentennial celebrations during the month of June. On June 8, the day of Wright’s birth, there will also be a picnic at the site in honor of Wright's fondness for picnics. Read more.
Sowden Residence Listed for $4.7 Million
The Los Angeles Times Real Estate section features the Sowden House, designed by Lloyd Wright, the son of Frank Lloyd Wright. The block design of this famous (and infamous) house has made the home a popular location for television and film shoots. Read more. There's also some great photos on LAist.com.
FLW150.com Launches For Wright's 150th Birthday
June 8, 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birth. The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is planning a yearlong celebration of Wright's life and legacy—kicking off with a new website to capture all the exciting news and events. Learn how Wright sites across the country are participating and join in by following the link. Read more.
Wright and Like Milwaukee House Tour: Tickets on Sale Now!
Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of America’s greatest architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, with this very special house tour - a rare opportunity for interior tours of 12 distinctive architectural treasures by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Learn more and get tickets.
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