• December 1, 2007 7:00 pm & 9:30 pm — Live@Unity Temple with Ramsey Lewis
As stated on UTRF's website:
On Saturday December 1, 2007, Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic Unity Temple will fill with the cool sounds of jazz-legend Ramsey Lewis. The Ramsey Lewis Trio will perform two intimate shows as part of a special benefit concert in support of the Unity Temple Restoration Foundation’s Go Green Geotherrmal Initiative. This important project will help preserve this internationally renowned building and demonstrate an innovative and timely application of environment-friendly building technology. On the eve of the building’s centennial, it’s also a crucial step to ensure the continued preservation of Unity Temple as a global architectural treasure. Tickets on sale now. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets at the link below or by calling 708.445.8955.
• December 6, 2007 6:00 pm — John Eifler, FAIA delivers an architecture lecture titled "Frank Lloyd Wright and his Ongoing Search for Innovation in Design." Sponsored by the Olmstead Society of Riverside.
As stated on OSoR's website:
Those possessing an interest in American Architecture have been
exposed to an inordinate number of books about Frank Lloyd Wright
within the past 20 years. The subject matter varies from
large- format photographic essays to a recent book
concerning those who assisted him in his later years.
Incredibly, very little has been written about the more technical aspects of his buildings, i.e., how the buildings were actually put together.
In studying Wright, one quickly learns that his revolutionary architectural forms were built using equally pioneering methods of construction, use of materials, mechanical systems and interior finishes. Renewed interest in the architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright has inspired owners and not-for-profit organizations to restore many of his buildings. Accordingly, architects and historians have rediscovered a variety of design and construction methods employed by Wright which were previously either forgotten or lost over time. Always an innovator, Wright utilized structural methods that were sometimes entirely new to the construction industry. Interior trim, plaster finishes, lighting and mechanical systems were rethought and new techniques were developed, some of which are commonly used today. Wright appears to have been constantly changing and rethinking these issues throughout his career, and the progression of his development of design gives one an insight into the thoughts of this great architect.
Visit the links to find out more or to order tickets. See you there!
Photo courtesy of UTRF