2017 Exhibition - Wright for Wright: The Experimental Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Homes
- Apr 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
- Recurring daily
In his 1953 book, The Future of Architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright famously declared, “Every great architect is necessarily—a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” The poetry of Wright’s architecture drew from nature and his three most personal designs—a home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois; a rural Wisconsin estate, Taliesin; and an Arizona desert sanctuary,Taliesin West—reflected an evolution of his organic architecture principles over a span of seven decades. Each home encapsulated differing roles for Wright as a designer, teacher, writer, or businessman where living and working were often simultaneous activities. Now public sites, Wright for Wright explores the important design aspects of each home as well as their function within Wright’s life and legacy. This exhibition will be on view in the Speyer Gallery from April 1 through December 2017.