Students and faculty from the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture recently completed the design of a group of homes that are planned for Cahava Springs, a 982-acre master planned preserve community in the Town of Cave Creek, AZ. Read more here and here.
Rendering by the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture
A new book exploring the Organic Architecture of Mickey Muennig has been released. Titled Mickey Muennig: Dreams and Realizations for a Living Architecture and published by Gibbs Smith the book is a long overdue look at the work of this visionary architect. More after the jump...
Nelson B. also sends word that the Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1927) in Los Angeles, CA, built of concrete blocks and looking like a wonderful ancient temple, has come back to the market for $1.9 million. Read more here.
Image credit: Carets/John Aaroe Group
The artnewspaper.com reports that the task of putting the disassembled Frank Lloyd Wight-design Bachman Wilson House (formally of New Jersey) back together again in its new Arkansas home begins later this month. Finding the right spot on the grounds of the Crystal Bridges Museum proved almost as big of a challenge. Find out more here.
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"This book is my homage to Mr Wright and his achievement, through his Usonian designs, of a Democratic American Architecture. It is, too, a personal memoir and distillation of what my 66 years 'with Frank Lloyd Wright' has come to mean to me."
These words by author and historian William Allin Storrer, Ph.D. begin the Prelude and set the personal tone to his new two volume set of books, Frank Lloyd Wright: Designing Democratic Architecture, self-published by Dr. Storrer through his company, WineWright Media.
The two volumes are joined by a third recently published book titled The Anonymous Frank Lloyd Wright and the 700 William Street, River Forest Project, written by Dr. Storrer, with Richard Johnson and Dominique Watts.
All three books were recently sent to me for review and I had the opportunity to delve into the soft cover tomes over a recent business trip. Read more after the jump.
The John Toomey Gallery will host an early preview event on Tuesday, November 18th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the gallery in Oak Park, Illinois. This event will include a book signing by Judith Miller, author of the newly released "Arts & Crafts: Living with the Arts & Crafts Style," and wine and hors d'oeuvres. A silent auction featuring a private tour of Crab Tree Farm and a suggested donation of $25.00 benefits the Pleasant Home Foundation and its work to preserve, restore and operate historic Pleasant Home. Please RSVP to this exciting event here. For more information about the silent auction, or to bid online, follow the link.
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The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) will hold its 68th Annual International Conference in Chicago, Illinois, from April 15–19, 2015, with the theme "Chicago at the Global Crossroads". SAH will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the conference, which includes lectures, roundtables, and 36 paper sessions covering topics in architecture, art and architectural history, preservation, landscape architecture, and the built environment.More after the jump...
Hedrich Blessing, the architectural photography firm that took some of the most iconic photos of Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture, recently visited the George Madison Millard House (1906) in Highland Park, IL to photograph this stunning Prairie School home in the midst of Autumn splendor. Claire Montenegro was kind enough to share photos from the shoot. See them all after the jump...
Although the Edgar Tafel-designed Carl Albert House near Racine, WI has been given a demolition reprieve, restoration work has apparently slowed, raising the ire of neighbors and the judge on the case. According to the Journal Times, if the remaining rehab work isn’t completed by Feb. 6, 2015 the judge said she could begin assessing fines. Read more about it here and see more recent photos of the house on Wright in Racine.
Image credit: Gregory Shaver
Michael B. sends word that a Herb Fritz-designed house in Cross Plains, WI has come back to the market for $575,000. Check out the listing and plenty of interior shots here.
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Mark Hertzberg passes along news from the city of Racine that the John Randal McDonald-designed home at 3328 N. Main Street in Racine, WI is for sale for $121,000. Dave Erickson, who is an expert on the work of John Randal McDonald, confirms this is the Erickson Residence (1952) and sends the lower period photo on the left from when the house was in its prime.
Because this home is a HUD foreclosure, it may get sold to out of town investors who don’t know the local history or importance of the area's significant architecture. The home is being sold "as is" and does need some work, but as evidenced by the period photo provided by JRMcD expert, Dave Erickson, this house can be brought back to its former glory with the right owner.
Top two images via realtor.com/lower image copyright David Erickson
Hyperallergic.com features a look at the various pieces associated with Italian architect Paolo Soleri's desert experimental utopia, Arcosanti, that are on display in the new show The Visionary Experience: Saint Francis to Finster at the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) in Baltimore. Read it here.
Image via the Cosanti Foundation
The SunHerald.com features the history and challenges of rebuilding/restoring the Louis Sullivan/Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Charnley-Norwood House in Ocean Springs, MS. Read it and see a gallery of photos here.
Image via John Fitzhugh/Sun Herald