Tag: Frank Lloyd Wright

Phase 1 of Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Residence A’ rehab complete

Phase 1 of Frank Lloyd Wright ‘Residence A’ rehab complete

| December 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

The architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed a number of famous houses in Los Angeles. The first was Hollyhock House, built between 1919 and 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall on her 36-acre Olive Hill property above Hollywood Boulevard, on the west side of Vermont Avenue. She commissioned Wright to build a Mayan-inspired theater, cinema, commercial […]

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On Preservation: Well-heeled hero wanted to free Wright’s tarnished treasure

On Preservation: Well-heeled hero wanted to free Wright’s tarnished treasure

| July 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

When Harriett Freeman deeded her home in the Hollywood Hills to the University of Southern California in 1984, she must have thought that she had taken an action to ensure its preservation and protection. Built in 1924, the rare architectural treasure was designed for Samuel and Harriett Freeman by none other than America’s most renowned […]

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God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

God’s work: Frank Lloyd Wright, quintessential American modernist

| August 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The first time I became aware of the stunning power of architecture, I was 17 and walked into the terra-cotta cocoon of Grady Gammage Auditorium in Tempe, AZ. The building sparked a life-long interest in architecture, “the great mother art,” as Frank Lloyd Wright called it. Wright used 57 shades of terra-cotta in the auditorium. He […]

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