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Wright in Dallas

By Charles Marshall

The story of modern Dallas cannot be told without Frank Lloyd Wright. Before the Kalita Humphreys Theater was built, and long before the sleek geometries of Dallas’ skyline, the vision of Frank Lloyd Wright set the stage for it all. When Wright first visited in the 1930s, in the midst of the Depression, the architect and the city may have seemed an unlikely pair, but had much in common. Dallas,…

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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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LOOKING BACK ON THE 2018 CONFERENCE

More than 200 people from all over North America, Canada and Japan attended the Conservancy’s conference in Madison, Oct. 10-14, for educational presentations, tours of more than 20 buildings, special events and more. Among many highlights were a tour of both the Jacobs I and Jacobs II houses following an impassioned presentation on the restoration of Jacobs I by owner and 2018 Wright Spirit Award honoree James Dennis, and a…

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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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BID ON EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES IN WRIGHT HOUSES TO SUPPORT THE CONSERVANCY

One of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy’s biggest annual fundraisers is a silent auction held during our annual conference. This year’s auction at the Madison conference (Oct. 10-14) includes more than 130 unique experiences, collectibles and original artwork. Now we’re giving all Conservancy members the chance to bid online for 15 of these auction packages, ranging from a very rare Wright medallion with a unique backstory (see below) to…

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