Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit At The Milwaukee Art Museum

See scale models, furniture, newly discovered video footage, and more than thirty rare drawings never before seen by the public from nearly every project Frank Lloyd Wright designed. Because the celebrated architect allowed the latest available technologies, the building site, and the accessible local materials to drive each project, his designs could look radically different. This exhibition explores Wright’s seven decade career and the relevance of his principles to contemporary times.  Check it out at:  Image Gallery | Frank Lloyd Wright | Milwaukee Art Museum.

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  1. Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius at architecture didn’t always leave him with plenty of commissions, money, and a stable personal life. The years between 1920 and 1930 had very few actual commissions that were complete, but were extremely productive and creative years for Wright. This timeframe was also a turbulent time for Wright personally, with two divorces and marriages, the birth of his daughter Iovanna, and a fire in his home Taliesin II (Taliesin I was also destroyed in a fire), that destroyed the living quarters. Though this time, Wright maintained his creativity and kept designing projects, many of which weren’t ever made, but laid groundwork for his later work. One project that was designed and completed in the 1920s was Graycliff, a precursor to Falling Water, which blended into the property and used local materials. Wright designed almost 50 projects and, of those that saw completion, the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo and the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, are both considered some of his most important work.

    Pfeiffer is the director of archives at the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. As such, he has unprecedented access to the hundreds of thousands of documents and drawings. One would think that after writing or editing 40 books on Wright, he might run dry on new ideas, but, by focusing this book on this particular period, he is able to shed new light on Wright’s personal life through previously unpublished correspondence and how this very difficult time laid the groundwork for his extremely productive following decades.

    • Thanks for that insightful post, much appreciated. Perhaps you can put us in touch with Pfeiffer for an on camera interview. Just reply to this and it will email us directly.

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