Issue #4 is filled with tons of great Wright-related headlines this week!
For example, we've got a piece on living "Wright" in the tree tops, traveling to celebrate Wright's 150th, protecting a John Lautner masterpiece, taking the FLW Foundation's Wright Challenge on Instagram—plus a new organization focused on rebuilding lost Wright structures. Enjoy!
Living Wright In The Tree Tops
Animal Planet's television show "Treehouse Masters" recently featured a tri-level 1,200 square foot treehouse on the shores of Lake Barkley in Kentucky with a design inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Read more.
Giving Lautner's Sheats Goldstein Residence To LACMA
Los Angeles Confidential magazine reports that the 1963 Sheats Goldstein Residence designed by architect and Wright apprentice, John Lautner, has been endowed to LACMA, helping to preserve it for public appreciation into the future. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright At 150: Abroad And Coast To Coast
The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust's Travel Wright 2017 trips are being offered at a special discounted rate until September 1, 2016. There is a great selection of special trips for Wright’s 150th celebration in 2017 and, even though they are selling briskly, there are still some open spots for those interested in seeing some great architecture. Read more.
Take The Wright Challenge
Want to see a photo you took in the upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine? The issue will be dedicated to the graphics and abstraction design in the legacy of Wright and its continuation into the present. Wright loved nature as a design source and used geometry to express the natural order in his designs. He considered the geometry of patterns a visual “grammar” that articulated the design as a narrative that celebrates the beauty of nature.
If you're up for the challenge, here’s what you need to do: 1. Take a photo that expresses this idea to you and post it to Instagram. 2. Tag @WrightTaliesin in your post. 3. Use the hashtag #WrightChallenge, so it can be found.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation will select 6 winners to include in the issue, and each will receive a one-year subscription to the Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly. Deadline for submission is August 15, 2016. Have fun and good luck! Read more.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative
The Frank Lloyd Wright Revival Initiative is a newly-promoted organization whose stated aim is to promote the legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright by attempting to rebuild certain lost Wright structures.
As stated on the website: "Currently there are two Wright structures under consideration for the pilot project: the Banff Pavilion and the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Redding California. Priority has been given to the Banff Pavilion being a beautiful example of Wright’s iconic Prairie School Style and the only public space built by him in Canada." Read more.
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