Tiffany & Co. recently unveiled its 2014 "Blue Book" at a star-studded event that turned Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum into a color and light show that filled the museum’s iconic rotunda. Read more about it here.
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Irene K. sends a link to a 1960 home designed by Organic Architect William Kaeser in Madison, WI. According to the photos and listing it appears largely intact on the inside. Hopefully, someone wanting to live PrairieMod will buy it and take good care of it. Check out the listing here.
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Join Frank Lloyd Wright in Wisconsin on Saturday May 3, 2014 for a rare opportunity to visit two distinctly different Frank Lloyd Wright private residences plus tour the nearby Crab Tree Farm, a private, century-old operating farm that just happens to contain one of the country's most extraordinary collections of furniture and decorative arts from the American and English Arts and Crafts movement. More info after the jump...
The University of Iowa School of Art and Art History in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will hold its biennial Grant Wood Symposium, “Revolt Against the City: Midwestern Culture in Hard Times,” Friday and Saturday, April 25 and 26, 2014 at Art Building West.
Of particular note to PrairieMod readers is that on Friday April 25 at 7 pm, Dr. Anthony Alofsin will deliver the Symposium Keynote Address titled, “The Mid-Western Mind of Frank Lloyd Wright." More info here.
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May 17, 2014 is also the day of the All Wright Housewalk in Oak Park/River Forest, IL. It's the 40th anniversary of the event and it also celebrates the 125th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright Home. I was asked to design the limited edition t-shirt for the event this year and it features a stylized illustration of the Home's iconic triangular facade nested with the official event logo. Buy your shirt here and be sure to wear it at the event to show your support--but get it while they last!
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The MAK Center in Los Angeles, CA is celebrating its 20th year by hosting a Rudolph Schindler architectural tour on May 17-18, 2014. It's your chance to see some of the finest private homes designed by this master of Modernism, including How House (1925), Elliot House (1930), Bubeshko Apartments (1938/1941), Wilson House (1938), Falk Apartments penthouse (1939), and Droste House (1940). Get more info and tickets here.
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I recently received a copy of a book to review that piqued my interest the moment I opened the shipping box. Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design by Mark Baskinger and William Bardel and published by Watson-Guptill is a sumptuous and informative read from cover-to-cover. More after the jump...
The newest Frank Lloyd Wright museum, The Kenneth & Phyllis Laurent House, will open to the public on Friday, June 6, 2014 in Rockford, Illinois. A series of events beginning Wednesday, June 4 will celebrate the opening. The opening coincides with what would have been Wright’s 147th birthday on June 8. More info after the jump...
Mark H. sends a link to an article on the ongoing budget woes and tax wars in Springfield, IL and how they might affect the ability of the state to keep historic sites open if the politicians can't get their acts together. Could the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Dana-Thomas House be one of the sites affected? Read more here.
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The Walter Burley Griffin Society of America's Annual meeting for 2014 takes place May 30-31, 2014 in Mason City, IA and will feature a bevvy of interesting lectures and amazing tours of Prairie School architecture, including the Wright-designed Park Inn Hotel and Stockman House. Get all the details here and here don't miss it!
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The Oregonian reports on the 50th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Gordon House in Silverton, OR and an upcoming celebratory event on April 18, 2014 titled Wright This Way, a lecture by author and professor of architecture, Robert McCarter, on the architect's life-long work evolving the American house. Details here.
Image credit: Efrain M. Diaz-Horna/The Gordon House
Don G. wants to let PrairieMod readers know that Friday May 9, 2014 is your chance to support the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest, meet community leader Jeanette Fields (former owner of the Wright-designed Davenport House), and tour the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Winslow House in River Forest, IL. Tickets cost $120 (members $85) and space is limited so reservations are required. Get all the details and order your tickets here before they are gone!
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According to Sightsmap.com, Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum is the most photographed sight in the city of New York, beating out the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. The ranking is calculated by tracking the number of photos taken in a given location and tagged through Google’s Panoramio. Read more here and see the other sights here.
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The Tulsa World reports that Preservation Oklahoma is out with its list of 2014 most Endangered Places in the state and sadly, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed "Westhope House," a concrete block home he designed for his cousin in 1929, Richard Lloyd Jones (and one of only three Wright-designed structures in the state) makes the list. The article does not not expound on why it's endangered, but as more information comes to light, we'll be sure to report. Read the article here.
UPDATE after the jump...