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Letter to Eric, 1953
Below is the transcript of a letter Frank Lloyd Wright wrote to his grandson Eric on September 14, 1953, discussing leadership and the principles of Taliesin.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Sep 14, 2017
Revisiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Vision for “Broadacre City”
As early as the 1920s, Frank Lloyd Wright began to regard his architectural work as an integral part of a larger concept which he called Broadacre City. This new democratic city, as envisioned by Wright, would take advantage of modern technology and communications to decentralize the old city and create an environment in which the individual would flourish. Here, we briefly discuss Broadacre City and the forces that shaped Wright’s thinking at the time of its creation. Included are the personal recollections of Cornelia Brierly, one of Wright’s first apprentices.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 8, 2017
FLW150: The Celebration Continues
Thanks to the excitement of Wright-admirers around the world, partnerships with Wright sites, and continued special events, we’re off to a great start for this 150th year. Here’s a small look at the great things we’ve accomplished together.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Aug 31, 2017
Drawing Up the Past of Taliesin West
University of Texas at San Antonio students are helping to advance the preservation of Taliesin West by creating award-winning, computer-aided design (CAD) drawings of the space, using Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) standards.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Aug 30, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright on Desert Life
On November 29, 1952, Frank Lloyd Wright — during one of his cherished Sunday morning talks — spoke to apprentices on the wonders of desert living and the importance of embracing the surrounding beauty. The talk was published by Cornelia Brierly in “Desert Life: Desert Foliage at Taliesin West.”
Frank Lloyd Wright | Aug 23, 2017
A Curator’s Reflection on Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive
Barry Bergdoll, curator of the Museum of Modern Art’s “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive,” explains the journey of unpacking the multifaceted career of America’s greatest architect and presenting it in an exciting and forward-looking way.
Barry Bergdoll | Aug 16, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penfield House for Sale
Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1955, the Penfield House in Willoughby Hills, Ohio, is now for sale.
Frank Lloyd Wright | Aug 14, 2017
Architecture School Immersion Students Build Timber Installation at Taliesin
“[Wood] is the most humanly intimate of all materials. Man loves his association with it, likes to feel it under his hand, sympathetic to his touch and to his eye. Wood is universally beautiful to Man.” – Frank Lloyd Wright, 1928
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Aug 10, 2017
Seven Hidden Gems from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Period
Just as it seemed that Wright’s pivotal design years had past, Wright entered into two prolific decades of innovation (1936-1959) in his mission to design the ideal American home.
Amy Beth Wright | Aug 7, 2017