MultiBrief: Frank Lloyd Wright buildings gain UNESCO World Heritage Listing; Dave G Houser; Multi Briefs

 

 

Eight buildings designed by America’s best known and arguably most accomplished architect, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), have been officially inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List by the World Heritage Committee. The collection of buildings, formally addressed in the nomination as “The 20th Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” spans 50 years of Wright’s influential career and marks the first modern architecture designation in the United States on the World Heritage List. Of the 1,092 World Heritage sites around the world, this group of Wright sites joins an existing list of 23 sites in the United States.

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How Internal Strife Brought the School of Architecture at Taliesin to Its Knees; Sam Lubell; Architectural Digest

Frank Lloyd Wright’s storied school, established in 1932 as a free-thinking alternative to traditional design education, abruptly ceased operations last week. But the lead-up to its closure was years in the making, AD PRO learns…

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Architecture School Started by Frank Lloyd Wright to Close; AP


The School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will shutter in June. The school’s governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school. Specific details about the negotiations between the…

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Architecture school started by Frank Lloyd Wright to close; AP

The school’s governing board said in a statement the “gut-wrenching decision” was made after no agreement could be made with the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation to keep operating the school.

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Frank Lloyd Wright has been called the most famous architect in history. Here are 13 of his best buildings; Frank Olito; Business Insider

The Guggenheim Museum and the Fallingwater house in Pennsylvania are among Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic work.

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Taliesin West takes contemporary approach to historic preservation; AZ Big Media

As newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage sites, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West in Arizona and Taliesin in Wisconsin have seen an increase in visitors.

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Priceless glass panels being returned to Hollyhock House after a 70+ year absence; Barry Lank; Eastsider

East Hollywood – Some of the original art glass that was removed more than seven decades ago from the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Hollyhock House is in the process of being…

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Best in architecture in 2019: Notre Dame saved, Wright honored, Old Post Office revived; Blair Kamin; Chicago Tribune


In a year also marked by notable losses, heroics in Paris, an overdue step for Frank Lloyd Wright landmarks and new life for a Chicago eyesore were all good news. Plus, of course, Starbucks. Our Top 10, plus some notable losses.

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Taliesin West to undergo preservation upgrades; Scottsdale Independent

Taliesin West in Scottsdale has seen a bump in visitors since garnering UNESCO World Heritage status, a trend the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation anticipates to continue in the future.

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Visiting Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and Mäntylä; Amy Dvoral; Dwell

Completed in 1938, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater is as relevant as ever—and a model of architectural conservancy. Amy Dvorak tours the home and spend the night in his nearby Mäntylä to learn what you can’t experience through photos alone.

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Plagued By Fire by Paul Hendrickson – Frank Lloyd Wright, a life of disaster and disarray; Michael Prodger; Guardian

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Lawless love, brutal murder and extraordinary buildings in an overheated biography of the American architect…

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Frank Lloyd Wright Fans, Explore These Perfect Travel Itineraries; Daniel Pembrey; Architectural Digest

The late architect’s trust is stepping up its suite of domestic and overseas excursions through its Travel Wright program…

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Chicago Open House 2019: from Frank Lloyd Wright to Studio Gang; Wallpaper


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A New Frank Lloyd Wright Biography Explains the Architect’s Complicated Relationship With His Father; John Gendall; Architectural Digest

Writer Paul Hendrickson studied Wright’s all-too-often overlooked documents and archives to paint an elaborate portrait of the greatest American architect of the 20th century…

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Oak Park’s Unity Temple scores national historic preservation award; Jay Koziarz; Curbed

The famous Frank Lloyd Wright building earned a Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award.

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5 minutes with Justin Gunther on the future of Fallingwater; Bill O’Toole; Next Pittsburgh

Standing for nearly a century over a waterfall amid increased rain and snowfall, Fallingwater is now on the World Heritage List. What does that mean?

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Frank Lloyd Wright Fans Pick Oak Park, Illinois; Deborah Charnes; Chron

A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.* Visitors to Chicago will recognize the windy city has had many a great architect…

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The best architectural masterpieces by Frank Lloyd Wright; Tamara Hinson; Independent

This is an important year for fans of the late architect Frank Lloyd Wright: 2019 marks 60 years since he died, and 60 years since his greatest work, the Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, opened in New…

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This Photographer Has Vowed to Shoot All 431 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Around the World; Anna Ben Yehuda Rahmanan; Fortune

The Phoenix-based shutterbug has vowed to take a picture of each one of them in the best light possible.

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