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National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $12.8M in Grants to 253 Projects

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

From environmental monitoring equipment for Frank Lloyd Wright homes to an overhaul of an online database of archaeological artifacts related to slavery, the grants span a huge range of projects. The post National Endowment for the Humanities Gives $12.8M in Grants to 253 Projects appeared first on Hyperallergic.

The Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Bay Bridge that never was

“Here is your bridge: Steel the sinews, buried in the flesh—concrete!” Photo via SF Public Library School children in 1953 look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Butterfly Bridge” model, with two spans running side by side. Editor's Note: This...Show More Summary

The Terrible Crime at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin 

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The servant locked the door, and started pouring in the gasoline.

See Scale Models of the Greatest Skyscrapers Never Built

In 1956, Frank Lloyd Wright summoned reporters to a press conference in Chicago, where he planned to unveil a skyscraper the likes of which the world had never seen. He dubbed it “Mile High,” and he meant that literally. "The Empire State Building would be a mouse by comparison," the architect told a reporter from the Chicago Tribune. Show More Summary

Treasured icons of modern design available at Bonhams auction

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

On Dec. 14, 2017, the Modern Decorative Art + Design auction at Bonhams New York will be led with rare lamps by Alberto Giacometti, spectacular window panels by Frank Lloyd Wright and by George Grant Elmslie, and a selection of incredible...Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Arizona Biltmore: 'The building speaks for itself'

Thanks to Sharon Boorstin for her piece about the Arizona Biltmore, a favorite destination for me and my wife for many years [“Architectural Gem and a Destination Oasis,” Nov. 19]. I think Boorstin can put at least some air back in the bubble that was burst by the concierge who told her that Albert...

Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California

Frank Lloyd Wright's largest public project was California’s Marin County Civic Center. The ambitious complex, which includes an 11-acre lagoon and 20-acre park, is sometimes referred to as the "Big Pink" for its pink stucco walls. Wright was selected to design the center in 1957. Show More Summary

Lloyd Wright's Infamous Sowden House Is On the Market

In 1926, architect Lloyd Wright (yep, son of Frank) built this "neo Mayan" home in Los Feliz for friend and artist John Sowden. The property is currently for sale for $4.7 million. READ MORE »

The Arizona Biltmore makes for an elegant weekend escape in Phoenix

When my husband, Paul, and I learned that the Arizona Biltmore was offering a special package in celebration of the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright's birthday, we booked a room and a flight to Phoenix. What better enticement than a stay at the hotel associated with the most famous American...

Suite Spot: Imperial Hotel, Tokyo

If metamorphosis were an Olympic sport, Tokyo’s Imperial Hotel might be a two-time gold medalist. Frank Lloyd Wright won acclaim across Japan for his bold design of the hotel’s 1923 incarnation, which not only replaced the original 1890 structure but also survived the Great Kanto Earthquake on opening day. Show More Summary

This Mostly Untouched Frank Lloyd Wright "Mushroom" House Is For Sale

The legendary Frank Lloyd Wright designed some unique properties in his day, but we've never seen one quite like this. Needless to say, the starchitect proved he was a fun guy with this mushroom-esque structure, now for sale for $1.5 million. READ MORE »

Live next to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House for $6K per month

The four-bedroom residence next door has hardwood floors and stellar city views Looking for a rental with some architectural pedigree? This home in Los Feliz is right next door to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Ennis House (as seen in Blade Runner and House on Haunted Hill). Show More Summary

Celebrate Wright’s 150th with his architecture in Japan

An avid collector and dealer in Japanese ukiyo-e prints, architect Frank Lloyd Wright also practiced his own art in Japan, winning acclaim and disciples with the debut of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo in 1923. Although the hotel was rebuilt...Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright's mushroom-esque Usonia home hits the market for $1.5M

In the late 1940s, Frank Lloyd Wright was hired to design a planned community near Pleasantville, New York. Today, the Usonia Historic District is a picturesque neighborhood filled with houses that were designed by Wright - including a round stone home with two circular rooftops reminiscent of the fungi that cover the forest. Show More Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright home with mushroom roof asks $1.5M

The Sol Friedman house is located in the Usonia community in Pleasantville, New York Have a nomination for a jaw-dropping listing that would make a mighty fine House of the Day? Get thee to the tipline and send us your suggestions. We'd...Show More Summary

Andrew Lloyd Webber says 'School of Rock' was him always looking to the next thing

“All artists,” says Andrew Lloyd Webber, in the middle of a long and frank chat with the Tribune, "are insecure about everything." Interesting, coming from the most commercially successful theater artist still lucky enough to be alive. Before you quibble with that designation, consider. Lloyd Webber...

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Let You Build the Miniature Guggenheim of Your Dreams

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

With Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models by Marc Hagan-Guirey, you can build tiny models of Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, and Taliesin West. The post Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Let You Build the Miniature Guggenheim of Your Dreams appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Achievements in design: the 2018 Lexus LC 500 with Wisconsin's Frank Lloyd Wright buildings

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

He was arguably the greatest architect of the 20th century, but he wasn't always respected in his home state. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, briefly attended college in Madison, and lived for 50 years in Spring Green. Unfortunately, he often stiffed his contractors, he battled the government over tax bills, and he...

It’s the thought that counts

2 months agoArts : Night and Day

During a panel discussion in 1949, Frank Lloyd Wright made an undiplomatic comment about Marcel Duchamp’s celebrated picture of 1912,…

One Photographer's Quest to Document Every Frank Lloyd Wright Structure in the World

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Meet Andrew Pielage, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation’s unofficial shutterbug.

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