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Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 8:28 am
by DavidC

Re: Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:30 am
by SDR

Re: Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:44 am
by SDR
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Elmhu ... 87.9403418

https://www.elmhurstartmuseum.org/architecture/

While we wait to see what the curators come up with, for the Wright exhibit at the Elmhurst Art Museum, there is more to learn about the Mies-designed McCormick house which was moved to their site.

The open plan, which Wright had been exploring and exploiting for five decades by the time this Mies house was built, is mentioned in this short history:

https://www.phaidon.com/agenda/architec ... he-public/

The restoration apparently removed some prototype window-wall elements designed for the Lake Shore structures; when were those originally installed on this house ? Where was the McCormick house originally located ? Is there a history of the house that can be accessed here ?

S

Re: Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 10:52 am
by Roderick Grant
"Wright Before the 'Lloyd'" implies that Tim Samuelson is dredging up that tired rumor again.

Re: Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Sat Jul 25, 2020 11:33 am
by SDR
I take a more benign view: it's just a plausible if unexpected way to define the earliest period of Wright's output . . .

S

Re: Exhibition: Early FLW - Elmhurst Art Museum, IL

Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:01 am
by DavidC