Friday, January 18, 2008

Tour la Minatura - January 26, 2008

Friends of the Gamble House are hosting a tour of La Minatura in Pasadena on Saturday, January 26, 2008, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Here is an extraordinary opportunity to tour Wright’s unique textile-block commission, La Miniatura (1923), originally envisioned as a Mayan ruin set in a jungle ravine. Rarely open to the public, this spectacular private home is a restoration in progress.

Tour the main house, a mysterious and exotic blend of wood, stone and ironwork, and Lloyd Wright’s studio building, added in 1926.

Lunch, available for purchase, will be served in the gardens in the shadow of La Miniatura.

Frank Lloyd Wright said of this commission, “I would rather have built this little house than St. Peter’s in Rome”

Frank Lloyd Wright tour Jan. 26, $50 and $30 for students and FOGH members; lunch $20

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The William Boswell House is on the market

The William Boswell House a 5,500 square toot Usonian-style ranch has been listed with an asking price of $3.4 million.

The Cincinnati area home is often called the "lost house" of Frank Lloyd Wright.

For information: Carol Harris and Sheila Miller, Comey & Shepherd Realtors, 513-561-5800.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Take the Robie House Geek Tour

A specialty tour of the Robie House on January 26th and also February 26th gives visitors a look at how Wright was ahead of his time . The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) tour, allows the visitor to analyze historic plans and construction photographs, assess building and design technologies of 1910 and see them in contrast to current technologies.

Explore how Wright?s revolutionary concepts were translated through innovative use of materials and construction. Geek's Guide to Wright's Robie House

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