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PRESENTATION PROPOSALS BEING ACCEPTED FOR 2019 CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES

In his article “Organic Architecture Looks at Modern Architecture,” which appeared in Architectural Record in 1952, Wright bemoaned the fact that “modern architecture,” although an “offspring of Organic-architecture,” had begun to dominate the American scene. In terms of the private house, this may have been most evident in Southern California, now widely celebrated as a breeding ground of postwar modernism. Yet Wright’s continuing influence in the region was profound. While…

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SIX FELLOWSHIPS AWARDED FOR STUDENTS AND YOUNG PROFESSIONALS TO ATTEND 2018 CONFERENCE

In the third year of the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship, the Conservancy welcomed four honorees to the October conference in Madison: Rebecca Hagen, Registrar, Fallingwater (Masters in Museum Studies, Johns Hopkins University, 2013); Kristi Jamrisko Gross, Museum Guide, Pope-Leighey House, (M.A. in Art History and Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2015); Allison Semrad, Robert Silman Fellow for Preservation Engineering at National Trust for Historic Preservation (MS in Historic Preservation,…

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RE-EXAMINING RAVINE BLUFFS

By Karen Ettelson

Ravine Bluffs in Glencoe, Illinois, is Frank Lloyd Wright’s first built subdivision. Although the intent was to erect a Wright-designed house on each of the 25 lots in this small suburb north of Chicago, only five were actually constructed, in 1915. In the more than 100 years since, Wright scholars have largely dismissed the work in oft repeated narratives that these houses were small, low-cost rental units that were part…

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2018 Conference Call for Papers: Preserving Wright’s Legacy in Wisconsin

Considering Frank Lloyd Wright’s close, lifelong ties to Wisconsin, the Conservancy’s 2018 annual conference, held Oct. 10-14 in Madison, is an opportune occasion for exploring the multi-dimensional nature of that relationship and efforts to safeguard its tangible manifestations. The Conservancy’s speakers committee invites proposals for papers and for panelist participation in areas pertinent to this topic. Presentations may address, among other topics, work by Wright in Wisconsin, important Wisconsin clients,…

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2017 John Thorpe Fellows Reflect on Their Conference Experience

Photo by Mark Hertzberg

Among the many students who attended the Conservancy’s 2017 symposium at The Museum of Modern Art, three graduate students were able to attend our full conference as part of fellowship programs. For the second year, two graduate students were awarded the John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship, which was created in memory of longtime Conservancy board member and tireless preservation advocate John G. Thorpe. Catherine Deacon, an architect from…

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