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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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Virginia Kazor was curator at lauded Hollyhock House

Virginia Kazor was curator at lauded Hollyhock House

| August 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Hollyhock House, a 20th-century treasure designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, was recently added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is the only World Heritage site in Los Angeles, as well as the first such cultural site for California and the first modern architecture designation. Ridgewood Wilton resident Virginia Kazor was the longtime curator of the site. […]

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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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