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Save the Date: Wright in Idaho, June 22-23

After a successful, sold-out event in 2016, the Conservancy will return to Idaho June 22-23 for a special event at Teater’s Knoll (1952). The owner of the rarely opened, beautifully restored house in Bliss will conduct a personal tour, followed by a gourmet dinner. The next day includes a tour of several private houses in the Sun Valley area. Attendance is limited. Details coming soon.

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Register Now for Out and About Wright: DFW Modern

Photo by Andrew Pielage

When Wright first visited in the 1930s, historian Charles Marshall writes, he called Dallas “young and architecturally untouched,” Today, the Dallas-Forth Worth area is home to one of the highest concentrations of world-class architecture in the country. While Wright’s 1930s and ’40s residential and hotel designs for Dallas clients were never built, one private house was completed in 1958, the same year construction began on the Kalita Humphreys Theater, the…

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LOOKING BACK ON CONSERVANCY TOUR OF JAPAN

Twenty-five Conservancy members joined us in November for our first major tour of Japan, The Great Living Creative Spirit: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in Japan. More than 40 sites across the country were visited on the 10-day main tour, including Wright’s Yamamura House, reconstructed Imperial Hotel entrance lobby, and Jiyu Gakuen school for dinner, a concert and a presentation by world-renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuma. Buildings by Wright apprentices Arata…

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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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Deadline Approaching for Los Angeles Conference Proposals

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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