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It was only a few weeks ago that architecture lovers were enjoying a beautiful day exploring the spectacular sites in Delavan, WI as part of Wright in Wisconsin's "Wright & Like" 2013 house tour event. I thought a sweet reminder of the fun time that was had would be to post an image of a real photo postcard from 1912 showing the view of the shore of Lake Delavan from "Penwern's" property. Enjoy!
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Thursday June 27, 2013 will be Wright in Kankakee's third annual meeting, to be held at the B. Harley Bradley House at 701 South Harrison St. in Kankakee, IL. In addition to food, prizes, and volunteer recognition, this year's special guest will be photographer and author, Mark Hertzberg. More details here.
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Opening this week: MoMA presents its first major exhibition on the work of Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, 1887–1965), encompassing his work as an architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer, and photographer. The exhibit runs through September 23, 2013.
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KJZZ reports that the recent (and successful) efforts to save the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed David and Gladys Wright House in Phoenix, AZ has sparked new interest in protecting Arizona’s other historic buildings. Preservationists, architects and city planners have gathered to identify culturally significant landmarks that need their attention, including the Buckhorn Baths Motel (with its great "Googie" sign) in Mesa, AZ. Read or listen to more here.
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The Glaswegian reports on the dangers facing the future of architect Alexander "Greek" Thomson's work in Glasgow, Scotland. The article states that disrepair and tear down threats could wipe out the unique examples of this little-known architect that the article states is important because he anticipates the Chicago style of Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more here.
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Here's a link to an article in the Wednesday Journal spotlighting the experience of raising a family in Frank Lloyd Wright's Beachy House, a grand Prairie home on Forest Avenue in Oak Park, IL. Read it here.
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Since the 2013 "Wright & Like" home tour occurred on Frank Lloyd Wright's 146th birthday, Wright in Wisconsin's Denise Hice had a cake made in the shape of "Penwern" for the celebration. A sweet architectural choice indeed!
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Today also happens to be the birthday of Organic Architect Bruce Goff. In honor of his birthday, architect and president of Friends of Kebyar, Nelson Brackin, was kind enough to share some images related to Goff and one of his masterpieces (now lost), the Joe Price House (aka Shin'enKan). See them all after the jump...
Walworth County Today reports that the Lake Geneva Public Library will host a lecture titled “Frank Lloyd Wright on Delavan Lake in Wisconsin” by architectural historian Frank Landi at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12. Landi will reveal how Delavan, a small community in southeastern Wisconsin, came to have six cottages and a yacht club designed by Wright. Read more here.
If you want to see many of these gems in person, then plan on attending the Wright & Like event this Saturday June 8, 2013! Follow the link for info and see you there!
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Here's a link to a story on the opening of the new exhibit titled Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life, which will open at the Landis Gores Pavilion in a joint presentation by the Julius Shulman Institute at Woodbury University and the New Canaan Historical Society. Details here.
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Good news! The crumbling Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Ravine Bluffs Development concrete markers are currently undergoing some much needed restoration, with a completion date set for June 10, 2013. Read more about this exciting preservation news and see additional photos here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has added additional spaces for travelers interested in traveling to the Washington D.C. area to see the area's magnificent Wright-designed homes. Plus, your travel fee helps support the preservation efforts of the FLWBC (win-win!) Get details and sign up here.
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The Michigan State Art Museum is offering a rare chance to tour Frank Lloyd Wright's Goetsch-Winckler House in Okemos on July 18, 2013. The tour is a fundraiser for the museum and set up in connection with the special exhibition, East Lansing Modern, 1940-1970. Get details and sign up for this fantastic event here.
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The home of ten-time Grammy Award-winning musician George Benson is on the market in Englewood, NJ, for $2.99 million. The home was designed by Eleanore Pettersen, who studied with Frank Lloyd Wright and became one of the first women licensed to practice architecture in New Jersey. Check out the listing here.
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We're getting close to Wright in Wisconsin's annual Wright & Like tour from June 7-9, 2013. This year's the houses are in the Lake Delavan and Lake Geneva area and are sure to be the perfect present to accompany the celebration of what would have been Frank Lloyd Wright's 146th birthday. Come celebrate in person and see the architectural sites! Get info and tickets here.
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The Chicago Architecture Foundation is kicking-off a month of celebrating Frank Lloyd Wright in June by offering a slate of fantastic tours and special discounts. More here.
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The blog, Brain Pickings, recently highlighted 10 thoughts on education and learning from Frank Lloyd Wright as encapsulated in the book Frank Lloyd Wright on Architecture, Nature, and the Human Spirit: A Collection of Quotations from Pomegranate. Read more here.
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