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Lynn Becker recently visited the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago and was treated to a preview of the eagerly anticipated monograph coming next year on Alfonso Iannelli (designed by your PrairieMod editor!) I know it seems like it's taking forever, but let Lynn tell you--it'll be worth the wait. Obviously, as we get closer to publication I'll let readers know more details!
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The Arlington Museum of Art in Arlington, Texas announced their winter exhibition with the Wright stuff. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Samara: A Mid-Century Dream Home runs from December 1 – February 17, 2013, and focuses on the stunning 1954 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed John E. Christian House (aka SAMARA) built in West Lafayette, Indiana. Find out more here.
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Architect Kevin Wagner posted news that he will be installing an exhibit on the work of Taliesin-trained architect Robert Beharka at this year's Modesto International Architecture Festival, which runs September 15-23. If you're not able to attend the show in person, then make sure to check out some of Bob's amazing works of art and design over at Kevin's Flickr page. See it here.
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Don't miss the new Fall show opening Friday, September 7, 2012 at 5:00 pm at the ArchiTech Gallery titled "Alfonso Iannelli: Modern by Design." It is the precursor to the monograph of the same name coming very, very soon on this important (but over-looked) Modernist.
The gallery show is going to have some absolutely stunning and one-of-a-kind pieces—it runs through December 29, 2012, so don't miss it! For more details, contact the ArchiTech Gallery here.
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A new Wright-related exhibit opens this Saturday, August 18, 2012 at Chicago's Art Institute called "The Formation of the Japanese Print Collection at the Art Institute: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School". As described on the Art Institute's website, "This exhibition is comprised of Japanese prints originally purchased from Frank Lloyd Wright, photos of the 1908 exhibition, as well as presentation drawings by Wright and his studio. Many of the drawings are by talented draftswoman Marion Mahony Griffin and show the incorporation of elements found in Wright’s Japanese prints. In this collaborative exhibition, works drawn from the departments of Asian Art, Architecture and Design, and the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries will be on view." Find out details here and read a recent Wall Street Journal article about the exhibit here.
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Taliesin-trained architect, Phillipe Horvath, will be watching the London Olympics closely. Not necessarily who medals, but how TCORE—his solar powered, recycled aluminum, 238-foot modular living unit on display in the Olympic Village pavilion occupied by France’s national utility—is received by the public and potential developers. Maybe he'll win gold with that aluminum! Read more here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust is hosting a very special even you will not want to miss! On Thursday, September 20, the City of Chicago's Cultural Historian, Tim Samuelson, will present an exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright's early years. Based on Samuelson's Wright's Roots exhibition, currently on view at Chicago's Expo 72 gallery, the presentation tells the story of Wright's early architectural journey and reveals how his later career explored the same principles. Get details and tickets here.
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The Guggenheim Museum in New York is paying tribute to the revolutionary Usonian Exhibition Home and Pavilion that once stood on the site of the future museum in 1953 by holding an exhibit on the structures that opens July 27, 2012 and running through February 13, 2013. Read more about it here.
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Blair Kamin reviews the new Frank Lloyd Wright-related exhibit by Tim Samuelson, titled 'Wright's Roots", which is currently on display at the city-run Expo 72 gallery, across the street from the Cultural Center. Read the review here and then get over to see the exhibit for yourself before it ends September 30, 2012!
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Heads-up! The Walter Burley Griffin Society of America is sponsoring a tour of Prairie-style buildings in Minneapolis, MN from 12:30—5:30pm this Saturday, June 23, 2012. The cost is $35.00 per ticket and space is very limited--so please contact Peter Griffin at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if any openings are left!
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...And if you're planning to be in Chicago to see the "Wright's Roots" exhibit, then don't miss the chance to visit the ArchiTech Gallery as well to see rare architectural drawings, photos, artifacts and the current show featuring works by architect, Alfred Browning Parker. Details here.
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Do not miss this exhibit! Tim Samuelson, the Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago's new exhibit titled "Wright's Roots" will open at the Expo 72 gallery in Chicago tomorrow, June 17, 2012 and run through September 30, 2012. The exhibit will incorporate seldom-seen illustrations and original artifacts to tell the story of Frank Lloyd Wright's complex personal journey during the often-overlooked early period of his life and career. Get details here.
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What is it like to Interview an American genius? Find out June 14, 2012 at 12 noon at the Arizona Capitol Museum when Lloyd Clark, former Daily News-Sun columnist will discuss his experiences interviewing Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957. The event launches a long-term exhibit at the museum titled OASIS RETURNS: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for an Arizona State Capitol. Learn more here—and if any PrairieMod readers go, send some pics and a summary (or transcript) of what Mr. Clark says so we can share with everyone!
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Photographer, author and blogger, Mark Hertzberg, was also at The SC Johnson Gallery: Frank Lloyd Wright at Home preview yesterday and posted his experience and more photos over at his blog, Wright in Racine. Check it out here.
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Mark Hertzberg's Wright In Racine blog has posted an exciting preview of the new "At Home with Frank Lloyd Wright" permanent exhibition in Fortaleza Hall located at the SC Johnson Company campus in Racine, Wisconsin. The show is opening at the end of next week, but this is your chance to catch a sneak peek! Read and see all the photos here.
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Blair Kamin reports that Tim Samuelson, the Cultural Historian for the City of Chicago, has a new Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit opening June 22, 2012 in Chicago called "Wright's Roots" that anyone who loves Organic Architecture will not want to miss! Read more about it here.
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Just a reminder to come out to the ArchiTech Gallery in Chicago tomorrow evening from 5-7pm to attend the opening of the Alfred Browning Parker show and meet author and architect Randolph C. Henning who will be signing copies of his ABP tome as well.
I'll be there to see this amazing art in person and hear what Mr. Parker was like from Mr. Henning. So be sure to say "hi" and enjoy it with me. Details about the show here. See you there!
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Randolph C. Henning, the author of "The Architecture of Alfred Browning Parker: Miami's Maverick Modernist", will be on hand to sign copies of his book from 5-7pm at the opening of the ArchiTech Gallery's new Alfred Browning Parker drawing/photography show, Friday, May 11, 2012. Don't miss meeting Mr. Henning and seeing some extremely rare pieces of original Organic Architectural artwork. Details here.
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An exhibit of photographer James Caulfield's Wright-related images will be on display at the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center in Spring Green, WI beginning in May. James has collaborated with architectural writer Patrick F. Cannon on a few books with contemporary images of the exteriors and interiors of the buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright and other Chicago-area architects. Read more about it after the jump...
Frank Lloyd Wright. No other architect in the world seems to stir up so many strong emotions--people seem to either adore him or despise him. Case in point: This recent review of the Phoenix Art Museum exhibit Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century is a scathing one. However, the writer seems more interested in focusing her diatribe against all things Wright by focusing on the same tired cliches (bad with money, infidelities, low ceilings, leaky roofs...) than really trying to understand the complex nature of Wright the person and the architect--and how those things are integrally connected. It's okay to not like Wright--just try to articulate it in a way that isn't so one-dimensionally churlish. Read the review here.
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Two new exhibitions opened this last weekend at New York's Center for Architecture. One of the exhibits, titled Middle East City of Mirages, Baghdad, 1952-1982, makes its US debut in New York and puts on view the work of 11 prominent architects from around the globe including Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Peter and Alison Smithson, and Venturi, Rauch, Scott Brown, and of course Frank Lloyd Wright. Read more here.
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Here's a link to an LA Times article about a new exhibit opening at the Art, Design & Architecture Museum of UC Santa Barbara that explores the iconic ranch house tradition of architect Cliff May in California through photographs, drawings, models, sales pamphlets, site maps, publications, film and television clips. Read it here.
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The lecture was a little advance preview on the topic of "The Roots of Wright" that will be the focus of a new exhibit in Chicago organized by Tim--tentatively scheduled to open June 1, 2012. It was a great presentation with lots of new facts (like who really deserves credit for the Charnley House) and interesting finds that help explain what helped make Wright "Wright."
As more details of the exhibit are announced, we'll keep you all informed.
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After 10 years of intense conservation work, the National Archives of Australia has restored Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin's original winning competion drawings for the city of Canberra--just in time to exhibit for the 100th anniversary of Canberra. Read more here.
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Taliesin West is turning 75 and the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has designed a custom all-day event on March 17, 2012 to showcase Wright's winter home and studio. In addition to a private behind-the-scenes tour of Taliesin West in the afternoon, participants will also be treated to a professionally guided tour of the Biltmore Hotel; access to the Harold Price, Sr., House (Wright, 1954) in Paradise Valley, Arizona; and an after-hours event at the Phoenix Art Museum with a reception and viewing of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century. Don't miss this exciting opportunity—register here.
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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy wanted to let PrairieMod readers know about an exciting event that they’ll be hosting in Phoenix/Scottsdale on March 17, 2012. The day includes entrance to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Price House, a custom-designed tour of Taliesin West, a tour of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel and an after-hours reception at the Phoenix Art Museum to see the landmark exhibit, Frank Lloyd Wright: Organic Architecture for the 21st Century. You will not want to miss this one! For detailed info and to find out how to sign-up, follow the link.
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In other House Industries news, their photolettering.com website was recently nominated for Design Museum London's "Design
of the Year 2012" award (aka "The "Oscars of the design world"). Check out more info about the award and the museum exhibit that features the winners here.
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House Industries sent word about a new exhibition titled "Fanatical Mechanical: Photo-Lettering and the Paste-Up Era" opens February 6, 2012 at Chapman University¹s Guggenheim Gallery. The show will display mechanical-era graphic artifacts with their modern iterations and deftly demonstrates the relevance of traditional graphic arts techniques in a contemporary context. By adroitly juxtaposing traditional materials and processes with contemporary applications, "Fanatical Mechanical" is less a history lesson and more a lesson of how to learn from history.
The exhibition opens Feb. 6, 2012, 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with opening Lecture by Rich Roat of House Industries, Feb. 6, 2012, 6:00 p.m. Located at the Chapman University Guggenheim Gallery, Orange, CA, the exhibition runs from Feb. 6, 2012 through March 9, 2012 and is open Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. More details here.
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The Ladoga-Clark Township Public Library in Indiana will be hosting some Wright-related items loaned from the collection of Dr. John E. Christian and SAMARA. The library will also sponsor a trip to the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house at on April 29, 2012. Those wishing to attend the tour can contact the library at 765-942-2456. Read more here.