hideback:

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Midway Gardens, Hyde Park, Chicago. Built 1914, destroyed 1929.

Midway Gardens was an entertainment venue and beer hall built on the site of a demolished amusement park. Wright designed all of the interior fixtures, including the artwork in the tavern room, above. (The large dark rectangle is a built-in cigar stand.) After struggling for 15 years to survive financial problems, changing tastes, and Prohibition, Midway Gardens was destroyed. 

  March 13, 2014 at 02:17pm

earthtostars:

Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright

Scottsdale, Arizona 

This was Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home

Photos taken in January, 2014

chicagogeek:

Candid photo of a family posing in front of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois; ca. 1937.

(Image Source: PrairieMod)

themanonfive:

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House, year unknown. (Although maybe the cars are a hint?)

"The Robie House, with its dramatically cantilevered roof and strong horizontal lines, is one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s classic Prairie Style residences. The house, designed in 1906, is in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood."

mandarinorientalnewyork:

Taking advantage of the Museum of Modern Art’s late Friday hours to check out the new "Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal" exhibit. Did you know that admission after 4 pm is free every Friday, thanks to UNIQLO? 

hideback:

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867-1959)

Broadacre City, proposed 1932. Unbuilt.

In 1932, when Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a modern, decentralized city, he pictured each individual family living separately, in direct contact with nature. He proposed building 2,200 one-acre plots, one per family. A train station would link to the few apartment buildings and offices, but most transportation would occur via an elaborate freeway system. Wright assumed eventually the automobile would give way to fast, efficient airships and non-polluting land vehicles. Wright did not plan pedestrian or bicycle paths, likely assuming that airships would be preferred by the occupants of Broadacre City.

Broadacre City was proposed at a time when suburbia was a new dream, before suburban sprawl would consume thousands of acres of virgin land across the US into housing tracts, strip malls, and parking lots.

  March 08, 2014 at 10:20am

Fallingwater Friday!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater (1936), Mill Run, Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois

Taliesin Tuesday!

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West (1937), Scottsdale, Arizona