Wright's Week Is Here!
Well, Thursday June 8, 2017 marks the big day for all of us "Wrightophiles": Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday! Have some cake and cruise over to the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation's official FLW150 web page to find info on all of the nationwide celebrations! Read more.
Curbed Celebrating Wright All Week Long
Celebrating the famed architect’s life and work for his 150th birthday, Curbed is dedicating a full week of coverage to Frank Lloyd Wright. Tune in throughout the week for maps, essays, and other special features exploring all things Wright. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright in 45 Essential Works
Curbed provides us with a map of projects from across the country that present an overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's incredible career. This guide is a picture of the architect’s wide-ranging motifs, and a primer on 45 of the essential works of Frank Lloyd Wright from coast to coast. Read more.
SC Johnson Unveils Latest Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit
Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine blog spotlights SC Johnson's new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibition which includes examples of Wright's architecture and furniture, including 26 miniature scale models of some of the architect's greatest designs. The new exhibit, titled On the Wright Trail, is the latest installment in The SC Johnson Gallery: At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright. It is located in the company's Fortaleza Hall at its corporate headquarters in Racine. The public can view the new exhibition as part of the company's campus tour, offered free of charge Thursday through Sunday. Read more.
Robert Kueny Usonian For Sale
Word reaches us that a stunning Usonian home in pristine condition, located in Kenosha, WI, and designed by architect Robert Kueny has come to the market. If you've always wanted to live in Usonian style, then act fast on this one — it won't likely last long! Read more.
The Guggenheim Was Almost Pink
While the shade “Millennial Pink” — a color somewhere between "peach" and "baby pink" — has become a popular hue in recent years, an early iteration of the Guggenheim was initially conceived with this color used extensively. Can you imagine that? Read more.
Tour Wright’s Sondern-Adler House
Kansas City's Sondern-Adler House will be open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. June 10, 2017 as part of historic Roanoke Park’s Spring Home and Garden Tour. The Sondern-Adler House is named after each of its first two owners, both of whom hired Frank Lloyd Wright to design parts of it. Clarence Sondern contracted the architect to design the first part of the home in 1939 and the result was a 900-square-foot Usonian-style masterpiece with Wright’s trademark deep overhangs and big windows that invite nature indoors. Nine years later, the second owner, Arnold Adler, invited Wright to design a 2,000-square-foot addition, with the result including a large open living space with a formal dining area that has built-in seating, and a sunken living room with a fireplace, also, carports and three vast terraces. Read more.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Journey to the Prairie Exhibit Opens
The Price Tower opens Frank Lloyd Wright's Journey to the Prairie exhibit which immerses guests into the life and career of Frank Lloyd Wright from his youth to the realization of the Price Tower with a virtual reality experience. The exhibit opens at the Price Tower to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2, 2017 with a reception, refreshments and free admission, and is available through August 27, 2017. Price Tower will also be participating in a nationwide celebration of Frank Lloyd Wright's 150th birthday on Thursday, June 8, 2017. Joining Frank Lloyd Wright sites across the country, the Price Tower will be offering docent led tours for $1.50 June 8-10. The Price Tower will host a true birthday celebration Saturday, June 10, with birthday cake and activities in honor of the renowned architect. Read more.
Usonian Trifecta For Sale
Anneke Leffel sends links to three Usonian beauties for sale in New York state: one by architect David Henken in Croton on Hudson; another by architect Aaron Resnick in the Usonia neighborhood of Pleasantville; and a final one also by David Henken in Usonia. Follow the previous links to see each listing, or go to Anneke's realty webpage to see all the listings with info and photos. More here.
Ezra Stoller Captures Frank Lloyd Wright’s Iconic Buildings
Just in time for Wright's 150th, New York's Yossi Milo Gallery is staging the show "Ezra Stoller Photographs Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture", which features a stunning array of Stoller's black-and-white images of the iconic architect's work. Show opens June 29th and will run until August 25, 2017. Read more.
Wright Despised and Decried Demagoguery
John Nichols, associate editor of The Capital Times, reminds us that Frank Lloyd Wright was a proud and passionate American who never hesitated to raise his voice against demagoguery and the tyranny that extends from it. Read more.
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