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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Architects 09.26.15 to 01.17.16
In the decades following World War II, those who had studied under architect Frank Lloyd Wright, in both Spring Green, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona through his Taliesin apprentice program, designed and built a fabulous array of structures throughout San Diego. Five of them – Vincent Bonini, Frederick Liebhardt, Loch Crane, Bill Slatton and Sim Bruce Richards – lived and/or established their architecture practices in San Diego. In addition to these focal studies, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and his two sons Lloyd and John (the latter lived in Del Mar), as well as others heartily influenced by the Wright legacy - including Kendrick Bangs Kellogg - will be presented. Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Architects will frame the remarkably rich portfolio of work with architectural drawings and models; period and contemporary photographs; as well as objects and ephemera. Case studies of these practitioners will demonstrate the power of Wright’s influence here. The show will display, for the first time in San Diego, Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt designs in our region. Curated by Keith York.
All Wright All Day Tour 06.26.16 8:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Western New York affords visitors the rare opportunity to experience a variety of Wright's residential, functional, recreational, and monumental designs – both historic and newly constructed. Join us for this all-inclusive package which begins at historic Forest Lawn and proceeds by fully-enclosed, climate-controlled trolley to the Martin House Complex (1903-05) for an extended tour. The next stop is the Filling Station designed by Wright for Buffalo in 1927 and built in 2013 inside the Pierce Arrow Museum. Then it's on to the Fontana Boathouse (2007) on the Black Rock Canal for an in-depth tour. After a delicious catered lunch at the Boathouse the day continues with an extended tour of the Graycliff Estate (1926-31) and concludes with a return to Forest Lawn to visit the Blue Sky Mausoleum (2004).
A knowledgeable guide will be on hand to point out architectural treasures along the way including the site of the Larkin Administration Building (1904) and manufacturing buildings in an area now known as Larkinville.
The All Wright All Day Tour is offered June 26, July 11, July 24, July 30, August 6, August 21, September 10, September 25, October 2, October 17 and October 22 and runs all day from 8:30 AM - 5:15 PM. Reservations close at 8:00 AM three days in advance of the tour.
$125 / $115 Members of the Martin House, Graycliff and Forest Lawn.
Space is limited; reservations are required.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
The third AIA Taliesin Colloquium: Taliesin West is sponsored and hosted by the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation for the Historic Resources Committee and the Committee on the Environment of the American Institute of Architects.
The topic for this year’s event will be Whole‐Building Life Cycle Assessment: New Conversations in Holistic Sustainability and Preservation. The program opens with an outdoor desert terrace reception followed by the keynote lecture on Friday evening, October 9, 2015, followed by the night lights tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. The program continues with presentations by speakers on Saturday morning, October 11, 2015. After lunch (included), attendees will meet in topical break‐out sessions for discussion. Discussion groups will report back in assembly to close the day.