Wright Around Chicago: Community Enrichment Series
Join the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust for an ongoing series of presentations that engage our community with the life and work of Frank Lloyd Wright and the rich and varied histories of the neighborhoods in which he defined his visionary Prairie style.
With programs held citywide and centered around the Preservation Trust’s three main sites in Oak Park, downtown Chicago, and Hyde Park, Wright Around Chicago brings an expansive interpretation to Wright’s work, considering it within the context of the city that was his home.
The Design and Decoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home and Studio
David Bagnall, Curator & Director of Interpretation, Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust
Wright’s Oak Park home was the setting for his early experiments in architecture and design. Photographs of the home taken by Wright in the 1890s provide a fascinating insight into the architect’s early design aesthetic. The photographs reveal an eclectic interior adorned with artistic furnishings, Japanese prints, Oriental carpets, hanging lanterns, exotic textiles, potted plants, and copies of Renaissance paintings and classical sculptures. Wright’s décor at this early stage of his career shared many similarities with the Aesthetic movement interiors of the day. This presentation will explore the origins of Wright’s design aesthetic and the early influences that shaped his architectural philosophy.
Photograph: Frank Lloyd Wright Home, ca. 1890. Courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Oak Park Public Library, Veterans Room, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301
Admission: Free - REGISTER NOW (space is limited)