Frank Lloyd Wright, Bachman Wilson House, Millstone, New Jersey, 1954
Posts tagged design.
Created by the Village of Oak Park.
From the friend who emailed it to me: “The ‘star’ is Cedric Melton, the Village’s Community Relations Director, but I honestly think the shirt gets first billing.”
Fallingwater will host its 18th annual Twilight Tour and Concert on Saturday, August 24. Info here.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s David and Gladys Wright house (1952), Phoenix, Arizona
Skylight, Frank Lloyd Wright House & Studio, Oak Park, Illinois
Postcard for Frank Lloyd Wright’s Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan.
“July Fourth,” by Frank Lloyd Wright. Original cover art for Liberty magazine in 1927. In 1937, the design was used as the cover for the July issue of Town & Country.
Frank Lloyd Wright, Avery Coonley Playhouse: Triptych Window, 1912
Clear and colored leaded glass in oak frames
Art Institute of Chicago, USA
Oh wow. That was close!
OAK PARK: After the storm
No damage to historic houses from what I could see- though I haven’t had time to get to the thick of the Wright houses yet. These were just within 30 minutes walk for me. (2 of 40 pics- pictured: William E. Martin House, Frank Lloyd Wright, and something else (hah) by George W. Maher.
Plan for Greater Baghdad - Frank Lloyd Wright
“A great culture deserves not only architecture of its time, but of its own”
Wright’s 1957 plan distilled an imagined memory of the ancient Abbasid city and went back even further to one of the oldest myths of mankind, the story of Adam and Eve. Quite apart from the political events that scuppered it, it was dismissed by modernist commentators at the time as an anachronistic phantasmagoria. But Mina Marefat persuasively argues that Wright’s work stands as a valuable symbol today, by showing profound respect for the very cultural heritage to which the west can be hostile. ‘The functions of an opera house, a civic centre and a university were clearly modern ones,’ she says, ‘but Wright gave them forms that linked them to the past and imbued them with didactic cultural messages, collective images shared by both east and west.’ Though the realization of Wright’s project would now be less imaginable than ever, it’s worth pausing to remember than when America’s greatest architect drew up a blueprint for Baghdad it was not chauvinistically western, nor an American attempt to destroy Iraqi culture. It was made in a spirit that future architects for the city might do well to study.