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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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Big news for architecture lovers was posted on Mark Hertzberg's Wright in Racine blog: Frank Lloyd Wright's SC Johnson Wax Research Tower will soon be partially open next year! This is really exciting because the Tower has been closed to access since 1981. Read more about the work underway to prepare the Tower for tours and see tons more photos here.
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There's exciting buzz building about Frank Lloyd Wright's Emil Bach House in Chicago. This little late Prairie gem is undergoing an extensive restoration by Tawani Enterprises, a firm owned by Chicago philanthropist and businessman, Col. JN Pritzker (IL-Retired). The house was commissioned in 1914 by Emil Bach, an early admirer of Wright’s work. The project is scheduled for completion in July, 2013 and will be open for overnight guests and exclusive private events. Check out the restoration progress as it's being documented on the Emil Bach House website here.
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The blog projectophile.com posted a warning to anyone who loves both Mid-Century Modern homes and their children: Don't mix the two. Floating stairs, open ledges, Nature-inspired death traps...the list of ways your toddlers will expire goes on and on. Read this hilariously tongue-in-cheek blog entry here.
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Patrick Steffes at the blog Forgotten Chicago has posted the third article in their Shoreline Motel series, this time focusing in-depth on motels in Chicago's central area. Initially seen as a more modern and convenient alternative to Chicago’s rapidly aging hotels, these brand-new and sometimes architecturally distinctive properties in the central area were all built in the 1950s and 1960s, and are now mostly forgotten. Utilizing FC’s exclusive database of more than 9,000 images, articles and catalogued ephemera, this article includes rare and unexpected images, many not seen in decades. Check out more here.
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Gothamist.com recently featured a 1930 article highlighting the "all-glass buildings" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the heart of New York City that never made it off the drawing board. Read more here.
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Designslinger recently posted some great photos of Ganz Hall, inside Adler and Sullivan's Auditorium Building in Chicago. See the photos here.
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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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Zachary M. and Nelson B. both sent a link to the beautiful 1955 Tracy House in Seattle (which is for sale for $950,000) was recently featured on Curbed Seattle. See the post here.
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Curbed National puts up an interesting post about 5 recent home listings that take severe liberties in attaching Frank Lloyd Wright's name to the buildings (presumably in the hope that it will blind prospective buyers to how gaudy or un-Wrightian the homes actually are). See more here. And in case you're wondering...that sound you hear is Frank spinning in his grave (wherever it is).
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