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Speaker Series: Wright, The Chicago Years
December 15, 2021 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In 1887, a 20-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright arrived in Chicago from his native Wisconsin to pursue his dream of architecture. By the time Wright established his own firm, he was specializing in domestic architecture, an area often neglected by leading architects of the day. He was determined to bring a new way of living to the American prairie—an architecture rooted in his philosophic beliefs concerning human nature. His first masterpiece, the Winslow House in River Forest, appeared in 1893 and scholar Grant Carpenter Manson described it as an “amazing leap into the future.”
Join Professor Emeritus Stephen Siek on Zoom as he surveys Wright’s Chicago-area homes before 1910 (many of which have been beautifully restored) and examines some of the underlying philosophic premises that guided his architectural choices and legacy.
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