Lloyd Wright
American architect
Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr., commonly known as Lloyd Wright, was an American landscape architect and architect, most active in Los Angeles and Southern California. His name is frequently confused with that of his more famous father, Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Touring Wright's Vision for the Masses - San Diego Metropolitan
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Frank Lloyd Wright's other South Central Pennsylvania residential masterpiece hails from the icon architect's Usonian period in his career. Called Kentuck Knob, the home was designed when Wright was in his 80s for IN and Bernadine Hagan
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New Jersey couple is at home in a Frank Lloyd Wright house - Kansas City Star
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Nichols and his wife, Christine Denario, live in a Cherry Hill, NJ, house that is a celebrity itself - designed by one of America's greatest architects, Frank Lloyd Wright, who died in 1959 at the age of 91. Residing in a Wright house means living not
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Karastan donates custom carpet to restore Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West - Home Accents Today
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Karastan donated 1495 square feet of custom made carpet to help the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation restore the late architect's home and studio Taliesin West, located in Scottsdale, Ariz., according to the flooring supplier. Karastan was chosen by the
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Spring Green: So Wright and oh, so right - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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A collection of photos by Pedro Guerrero, photographer to Frank Lloyd Wright from 1940 to 1958, will be on display at Taliesin, Frank Lloyd Wright's summer home and studio in Spring Green, through Sept. 25. For a village of 1200 souls, Spring Green is
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Frank Lloyd Wright hotel reopens in Iowa - Boston Globe (blog)
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Frank Lloyd Wright's only remaining hotel re-opened in Mason City, Iowa, a little more a century after the iconic, and often controversial, architect designed it. The Historic Park Inn has been undergoing an 18-month, $18.5 million makeover to restore
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See Visionary, Previously Unseen Drawings From Frank Lloyd Wright's Archives - Huffington Post
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The long-gone but never forgotten architect Frank Lloyd Wright continues to leave traces of himself to thrill his diehard fans. After the recent restoration of his long-neglected Park Inn hotel in Mason City, Iowa, Wright followers have a book to look ... - -
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FOOTSTEPS; Jewels of Olmsted's Unspoiled Midwest
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FEW people can claim to know America as deeply as Frederick Law Olmsted did. During a long, full and peripatetic life (1822-1903), he crisscrossed the country by rail, stagecoach, horseback and on foot. ''I was born for a traveler,'' he once said. Through experience obtained during childhood journeys and brief careers as a journalist and a
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CURRENTS | ROOMS; Since You Can't Stay in Fallingwater ...
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In 1910, when Frank Lloyd Wright designed the Park Inn and City National Bank building in downtown Mason City, Iowa, he most likely didn't anticipate that one day it would be a boutique hotel. But the restored building recently reopened with 27 rooms, offering architecture enthusiasts the opportunity to spend the night in a Wright building. The
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Wright-designed home to be restored - Mason City Globe Gazette
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He's restoring the house with help from original blueprints from Frank Lloyd Wright. CHARLES CITY — A home in Charles City designed by Frank Lloyd Wright had more than three feet of water inside it during the flood of 2008. But unlike a number of
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What's On Today
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8 P.M. (HBO) UNSTOPPABLE (2010) Denzel Washington, in his fifth collaboration with the director Tony Scott, plays Frank Barnes, a veteran engineer trying to stop a runaway train speeding through Pennsylvania with a load of hazardous cargo. Chris Pine, above right with Mr. Washington, is Will Colson, the new, hotheaded conductor Frank is charged
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IN THE REGION | LONG ISLAND; Making Room for the Traditional
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Sagaponack THE impresario Harry J. Brown Jr. approached Richard Meier a decade ago about enlisting the help of a group of similarly renowned architects in building the Houses at Sagaponac, a community of 32 modernist homes on wooded one- to two-acre lots north of Montauk Highway here. Each home would be a one-of-a-kind design, pushing the envelope
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Summer of free shows - Morpeth Herald
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It begins on Saturday with an open air concert by all-girl duo Along Came Lola and on Saturday, August 20 vocalist Zita Frith and guitarist Lloyd Wright will be performing. The season closes on August Bank Holiday Saturday with swing jazz vocalist
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A journey of firsts — chicken-fried steak, Frank Lloyd Wright and the Big ... - NewsOK.com
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Frank Lloyd Wright's only skyscraper stands in Bartlesville. The Price Tower and Arts Center was designed with oxidized copper to look like a tree out of a forest. Photo by Krystle Wagner, The Oklahoman My last trip for the Oklahoma road trip series
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Historic Last Hotel Reopens With an $18 Million Makeover - ARTINFO
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Two years and $18 million later, Frank Lloyd Wright's last standing hotel completed a major facelift and reopened in Mason City, Iowa, yesterday. After hanging in a state of precarious decline for the past 30 years, the renewed Historic Park Inn Hotel
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lloyd Wright
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1978
    Age 87
    Lloyd Wright died in 1978 in Santa Monica, California.
    More Details Hide Details A comprehensive monograph on Lloyd Wright and his work, "Lloyd Wright, the Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright, Jr.", has extensive vintage and contemporary photographic documentation of his projects
  • 1963
    Age 72
    Among his last projects was the 1963 John P. Bowler house, known as the "Bird of Paradise" House, in Rancho Palos Verdes using blue fiberglass for projecting roof fins, and the master plan and building designs for a 1970 shopping center in Huntington Beach, at Warner and Springdale streets south of Long Beach. In 1922 Wright married the actress and artist Elaine Hyman (known as Kyra Markham), but they divorced in 1925. The following year Wright married Helen Taggart, the daughter of a client. (Her then seven-year-old son, Rupert Pole, would later marry Anaïs Nin.) In 1929 Lloyd and Helen became the parents of architect Eric Lloyd Wright, who has consulted on the restoration of many of his father's and grandfather's works, as well as being independently creative.
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  • 1951
    Age 60
    His best-known project is the Wayfarers Chapel, also known as "The Glass Church", an indoor/outdoor structure made almost entirely of glass and built in 1951 for the Swedenborgian church, overlooking the Pacific Ocean on the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
    More Details Hide Details The site planning and planting design express his talent and experience as a landscape architect. He had an embracing grove of Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) planted to achieve this. The building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. When the trees that surround the Chapel grow up, they will become the framework, become a part of the tree forms and branches that inevitably arise from the growing trees adjacent to it. I used the glass so that the natural growth, the sky, and sea beyond became the definition of their environment. This is done to give the congregation protection in services and at the same time to create the sense of outer as well as inner space.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1928
    Age 37
    His 1928 wooden shell had the now-familiar concentric ring motif, covered a 120-degree arc, and was designed to be easily dismantled.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately it was neglected and ruined by water damage, making way for the 1929 Allied Architects shell, which stood until the end of the 2003 season. In 1927, Wright built a residence for himself, made of two units – one for living and one for work. The 2,413 square feet of living space has an upstairs residence with a living room, a fireplace and wooden floors. Interlocking blocks with a stylized Joshua tree design overlay some of the windows. The Great Depression stalled Wright's firm as he was reaching his artistic and professional peak. As for many architects, remodellings, rather than total designs, were the scope of 1930s work. His post-war designs became more expressionistic and less aligned to previous modernist architectural themes. The largest collection of Lloyd Wright buildings in the United States was built in phases (1946–1957) for the Institute of Mentalphysics, located on a large Mojave Desert site next to the town of Joshua Tree, to the east of Joshua Tree National Park.
  • 1923
    Age 32
    The first was the 1923 Millard House in Pasadena, where Lloyd designed the grounds, and contributed an adjacent studio building in 1926.
    More Details Hide Details Lloyd served as construction manager for the other three: the Storer House (1923), the Samuel Freeman House (1923), and the Ennis House (1924). By all accounts Lloyd's work was difficult as he shuttled back and forth between sites, communicating with his father via telegram, and receiving little constructive support from Taliesin. Wright designed and built a number of houses in the Hollywood and Los Feliz districts of Los Angeles in the mid- to late 1920s. His first important house there was for the mother of his second wife Helen Taggart, the Taggart House, a registered Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument located next to the city's Griffith Park. Another significant project was the hillside house for the manager of film star Ramón Novarro, and then a renovation and enlargement when Novarro himself acquired the residence. The dramatic and theatrical Mayan-inspired John Sowden House has become his most iconic structure and is usually regarded as his best work. He also designed and built his own home with a ground floor studio and second floor residence, using concrete blocks, in West Hollywood in the 1920s.
  • 1922
    Age 31
    In 1922 he was a production designer at Paramount Studios, responsible for the extensive castle and 12th-century village sets for the Douglas Fairbanks version of Robin Hood.
    More Details Hide Details In December 1922, Wright prepared plans for the Henry Bollman House in Hollywood that included a repeated pattern of concrete blocks, a precursor to his father's more famous "textile block" houses in the Los Angeles area. From 1923 through 1926 the younger Wright was drawn into the realization of these four houses, and the ambitious attempt to evolve the "textile block" system into a patented construction technique.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1920
    Age 29
    Wright began his independent career in 1920.
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  • 1919
    Age 28
    Beginning in 1919, his father, working in Japan on the Imperial Hotel, delegated some of the responsibilities to him and architect Rudolf Schindler for designing and supervising construction of the Hollyhock House, in Hollywood, California.
    More Details Hide Details The house was commissioned by the oil heiress and philanthropist Aline Barnsdall.
  • 1911
    Age 20
    He settled in Southern California around 1911, followed by his younger brother John Lloyd T. Wright.
    More Details Hide Details The Olmsteds had sent him to assist with the landscape design of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego with architects Irving Gill, Bertram Goodhue, and Carleton Winslow. The exposition's principal buildings and gardens still remain in Balboa Park. Landscape design led him to work with Los Angeles architect William J. Dodd and in San Diego with Irving Gill, the latter another master architect and mentor to his design career.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1890
    Born
    Born in 1890.
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