Frank Lloyd Wright

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Ferris Bueller House Could Be Torn Down

It's on list of endangered landmarks

(Newser) - The suburban Chicago house where Cameron killed his dad's Ferrari in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is on a list of endangered Illinois landmarks, the Chicago Tribune reports. The Highland Park home is on the market for $2.3 million and is at risk of being torn down. The preservation group... More »

Wright's 'Temple on the Hill' for Sale in LA

(Newser) - A fixer-upper is on the market in Los Angeles, but it will still set you back $15 million. Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House, which he built in 1924 and nicknamed the "temple on the hill," is for sale, reports NPR. The architectural gem boasts magnificent views of the... More »

Architecture Photographer Shulman Dead at 98

(Newser) - Architectural photographer Julius Shulman has died at the age of 98, the Los Angeles Times reports. In a career spanning two-thirds of the 20th century, Shulman became the premier photographer of modernist architecture and worked with the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Eero Saarinen. But his most famous shot... More »

Guggenheim Plays It Safe on Wright Show

The models are great, but Wright show disappoints

(Newser) - Fifty years after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, historians and critics are still fighting over the legacy of an architect called in turns a genius and a megalomaniac. Now, a new exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York—one of Wright's last buildings—offers an anniversary retrospective of... More »

11 Most Threatened Historic Sites in US

(Newser) - Development, deterioration, and a lack of funds are endangering the nation's historic treasures, says the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The group released its annual list of the most endangered sites, reports ABC News. They are:
  • The Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles
  • The WWII-era Enola Gay hangar at Wendover
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10 Easy Breezy Summer Reads

Mostly light new literary fare from the Devil Wears Prada scribe and others

(Newser) - The perfect summer read is like a breathmint: light, refreshing, and available for purchase at the airport. Cosmopolitan book editor John Searles dishes his top 10 titles  of the season to MSNBC.
  1. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein: a family tell-all—from the dog’s POV
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Mahony Griffin: Unsung Genius

Architecture pioneer emerges from Wright's shadow

(Newser) - You may never have heard of her, but you have seen her work. Marion Mahony Griffin illustrated much of Frank Lloyd Wright's early work. She also illustrated the work of Walter Burley Griffin, her architect husband. She may have been one of America's greatest  architects in her own right, the... More »

Guggenheim Won't Be Turning Yellow

Wright wanted it, but landmarks commission says it stays off-white

(Newser) - When the construction wrappings come off, the Guggenheim Museum will be off-white again, not yellow, after an unusual preservation debate was settled by New York City's landmarks commission. Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Upper East Side museum was painted a buff yellow for its first four years—the architect famously hated... More »

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