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SaveWright is the Conservancy’s twice-yearly print magazine covering a variety of scholarly and practical topics of interest to academics, building owners and a general audience of Wright enthusiasts. The print edition of SaveWright is mailed to all active Conservancy members upon publication, and becomes available in electronic form below several months later. Back issues of SaveWright are available for purchase through the Conservancy’s online store.

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The Progressive City

2023 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

Guest Editor: Lisa D. Schrenk

In conjunction with our 2022 annual conference, this issue expands our perspective beyond Wright's architectural to the progressive context in which his career began.

NOTE: The link below to view the electronic edition will not work until several months after initial publication. Conservancy members receive the magazine by mail. Copies may be purchased from our online store via the link at the top of this page.

  • Social and Mechanical Intercourse: Wright, Hull House, and the Progressive Spirit by Kirsten E. Ginzky
  • Hull-House Maps and Papers by Jennifer Gray
  • Progressive Reform in Architecture: From Settlement Houses to School Buildings by Kris Hartzell
  • A Progressive Interpretation of a Progressive Building: The Abraham Lincoln Centre by Ayad Rahmani
  • The Bagleys: Important Early Clients of Frank Lloyd Wright by Julia Bachrach & Jean Follett
  • Advocacy is a Team Effort: Saving the Bagley House by John H. Waters, AIA
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Wright on Kitchens

2022 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

Guest Editor: Leslie Klingner

This issue examines the kitchens in Wright's own homes, and how Wright-designed kitchens have been preserved or adapted by homeowners over the years.

  • "Wright's Own Kitchens at Taliesin" by Keiran Murphy
  • "Embracing the Intact: The Kitchen of the Kathryn and Lloyd Lewis House" by Christopher Enck
  • "The Loss and Recovery of the Willey House Kitchen" by Steve Sikora
  • "The J. Alfred and Muriel Sweeton House Kitchen, 1950/2012" by Daniel R. Nichols, AIA & Christine Denario
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Wright on Exhibit

Fall 2021 (Volume 12, Issue 1)

Guest Editor: Jennifer Gray

In conjunction with our 2021 annual conference, this issue examines what happens when Wright's architecture is "museumized."

  • "The Wright House House Museum: Mediated Encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright's Domestic Architecture" by Ashley Paine
  • "Wright in Manchester" by Ann Bible
  • "'A Spirited and Fresh Little Building': Fallingwater's Visitor Center at 40" by Scott W. Perkins
  • "From Garage to Gift Shop: The Preservation of Frank Lloyd Wright's Early Residential Garages" by Yuan Ren
  • "Private to Public: Homeowners on Opening Their Houses to Visitors" by Jennifer Gray
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Wright Sites: A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places
by Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017)

Frank Lloyd Wright’s groundbreaking designs, innovative construction techniques and inviting interiors continue to astound and inspire generations of architects and nonarchitects alike. The only comprehensive collection of Wright-designed buildings open to the public in the United States and Japan, Wright Sites has been revised and expanded for release May 2, 2017, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth in June 1867. The fourth edition of the Conservancy’s best-selling guidebook contains 20 new sites, updated site descriptions and access information, itineraries for Wright road trips, and, for the first time, all color photographs.

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Frank Lloyd Wright: Preservation, Design, and Adding to Iconic Buildings
by Richard Longstreth, Editor (University of Virginia Press, 2014)

Past Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy board president Richard Longstreth, director of the graduate program in historic preservation at George Washington University, edited a selection of papers presented over three days at the Conservancy’s 2010 Cincinnati conference into the first major publication to address the issue of adding on to Wright buildings. Contributors include de Teel Patterson Tiller, Sidney K. Robinson, Anne Biebel and Mary Keiran Murphy, Mark Hertzberg, Dale Allen Gyure, Neil Levine, Scott W. Perkins, Tom Kubala , Eric Jackson-Forsberg, Lynda S. Waggoner, Patrick J. Mahoney and Thomas Templeton Taylor.

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