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BOOKS
   
Date: 1947

Title: Usonia Homes, A Cooperative, Inc.  (Published by the Eastern Cooperative League)

Author: Henken, David

Description: A pamphlet describing the Usonia Homes Cooperative, Pleaseantville, New York.  David Henken, a Taliesin apprentice between 1942 and 1944 formed the Rochdale Cooperative in 1944.  It became Usonia Homes in 1944.  97 acres were purchase in 1947.  Three Wright homes were built (Friedman, Serlin and Reisley).  40 were built by Wright apprentices including Henken.  Includes seven photographs of Wright homes.  (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 8

S#: 0720.05.0307

   
Date: 1952

Title: Mr. Wright facing right, leaning over a drawing board, wearing a pork pie hat, pencil in his right hand.

Description: Published in "Picturing Wright," 1994, page 7, Guerrero wrote "...numerous occasions arose to photograph him him as he inspected work in progress at various sites, including here at the Usonia homes in Pleasantville, New York in 1952. There always were revisions to be made and challenges posed by unforseen problems; sometimes he would simply a drawing that had a workman confused."

Size: 8.5 x 8 B&W photograph.

S#: 0910.29.1214

   
Date: 1976

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses: The Case for Organic Architecture (Published by Watson-Guptill Publications) (Hard Cover - DJ)

Author: Sergeant, John

Description: Original cover Price $24.50. (First Edition)  (Sweeney 2001)

Size: 9 x 10

Pages: Pp 207

S#: 2001.00.0306

   
East-Heinz 1.jpg (31723 bytes) Date: 1984

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian Houses: Designs for Moderate Cost One-Family Homes  (Soft Cover)

Author: Sergeant, John

Description: Original SC List Price $16.95.  (First Paper Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 207

ST#: 1984.02.0401

   
Date: 1985

Title: Realization of Usonia: Frank Lloyd Wright in Westchester (Published by The Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY)

Author: Beard, Rick; Henken, Priscilla; Henken, David

Description: Published to accompany an exhibition at The Hudson River Museum, 3 February through 7 April, 1985.  “A ‘Broad-Acre’ Project” by Priscilla Henken originally appeared in the June 1954 edition of “Town and Country Planning”, a British journal (Sweeney 1013).  Includes 35 photos and illustrations. (First Edition)

Size: 8.5 x 9

Pages: Pp 36

ST#: 1985.18.0606

   
Date: 1985

Title: "Realization of Usonia. Frank Lloyd Wright in Westchester." March 7, 14, 21, 28, 1985.

Description: Brochure. "A Tour and Lecture series presented by The Hudson River Museum. Join us for four provocative Thursday programs in March, 1985, to explore the role of Frank Lloyd Wright in creating Usonia, one of Westchester County’s most unique residential communities." Lecturers include Edgar Tafel, David Henken and Pedro Guerrero. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 7.25 x 3.6

Pages: Pp 4

ST#: 1985.36.0711

   
   
Date: 1997

Title: Usonia, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Design for America

Author: Rosenbaum, Alvin

Description: Originally published in 1994. Original Hard Cover list price $29.95. (Fifth Edition)

Size:

Pages: Pp 215

ST#: 1997.07.0499

   
Date: 2001

Title: Usonia New York. Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright (Hard Cover - DJ) (Published by Princeton Architectural Press, New York)

Author: Reisley, Roland; with Timpane, John; Forward by Filler, Martin

Description: Usonia, New York is the story of a group of idealistic men and women who, following WWII, enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright to design and help them build a cooperative utopian community near Pleasantville, NY. Through both historic memorabilia and contemporary color photos, this book reveals the still-thriving community based on concepts Wright advocated in his Broadacre City proposals. Over the years, thousands of architects, scholars, planners, and students have visited the community, but no book has yet appeared on this remarkable site. Reisley (S.318 - 1951), one of the original members of Usonia (and still a resident), has written the first full account to illuminate the events, problems, and passions of a democratic group of people developing a designed environment an hour from New York City and the ups and downs of working with America's most famous --and most famously volatile--architect. (Publishers description.) Original list price $40.00. (First Edition)

Size: 9.25 x 9.25

Pages: Pp 172

ST#: 2001.53.0711

   
Date: 2012

Title: Taliesin Diary, A Year With Frank Lloyd Wright (Hard Cover) (Published by W. W. Norton & Company, New York, London)

Author: Henken, Priscilla J.

Description: The first publication of the diary of a Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, 1942–43, with notes, contextual essays, and contemporaneous photographs. Priscilla J. Henken lived at Taliesin with her husband David Henken as part of The Fellowship, the group of acolytes who made Taliesin an architectural colony from the 1930s through the 1950s. Her lively description of day-to-day life on a communal working farm in south central Wisconsin provides unique insights into the world of Wright during the period and will fascinate Wright enthusiasts as well as those with specialized interest in midcentury architecture; social and spiritual movements; and the clash of cultures represented by two socialist, Jewish New Yorkers and the Midwestern farm community at Taliesin. Henken vividly describes the daily program, from cooking duties to editing the great architect’s autobiography and watching films. (Publisher’s description.) 30 photographs. Original list price $34.95. (First Edition)

Size: 6.5 x 8.75

Pages: Pp 272

ST#: 2012.19.1014

   
   
   
FURNITURE
   
Date: 1981

Title: Unidentified Usonian Dining Room Chair, Circa 1939.

Description: Seat slants up from the back, the back slants back. The two back legs slant outward, the tops of both legs are cut at an angle as is the outside lower corner. The front leg slants outward. The two center pieces slant down from the front to the back. We have identified six Usonian homes designed in 1939 that are very similar, but not exact: Rosenbaum (S.267), Goetsch/Winkler (S.269), Schwartz (S.271), Sturges (S.272), Baird (S.277) and Sondern (S.279). One possibility is that it could be a prototype. Constructed of solid wood, not plywood. Acquired from Kelmscott Galleries. Wright Chairs.

Size: Three B&W 8 x 10 photographs.

ST#: 1981.134.0413

   
   
   
WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE
 
Date: October 2004

Title: Westchester

Author: Epstein, H.M.

Description: "The 8 Wonders of Westchester. Local architects pick the county’s best - and most important - buildings." "Best Total Concept. Usonia." Community of which three homes were designed by Wright.

Size:

Pages: Pp 66-67

ST#: 2004.06.1004

   
   
   
EXHIBITION: IN THE REALM OF IDEAS (1988-1990)
 
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Date: 1987

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas (Soft Cover)  (Published by The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Scottsdale Arts Center Association)

Author: Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Description: A booklet describing the upcoming national tour of “Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas” Exhibition.  “This is an exhibition of ideas. Using the work of Frank Lloyd Wright as examples and his own words as explanatory text, the exhibition highlights and illustrated those ideas that constitute the Foundation upon which everything he built is based.” Introduction; Context of the Exhibition; Freedom of Space; Nature of the Site; Materials and Methods; Building for Democracy; The Display House; Schedule for the Exhibition.  Includes five photographs and three illustrations. 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 16

ST#: 1987.57.0507

   
Date: 1987

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright In The Realm of Ideas (Invitation) (Published by the Scottsdale Arts Center Association and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)

Author: Scottsdale Arts Center Association and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Description: Invitation Cover: Frank Lloyd Wright In The Realm of Ideas, Traveling Exhibition 1988-1990. Inside: Experience the genius and creative spirit that is Frank Lloyd Wright. Tour the “Usonian Automatic Exhibition House” and exhibit before this unprecedented two-year tour begins in Dallas in January 1988.  ...requests the honor of your presence at a private preview to celebrate the upcoming national tour of the exhibition “Frank Lloyd Wright In The Realm of Ideas” December 14, 1987. Includes Envelope.

Size: 7 x 5.25

Pages: Pp 3

ST#: 1987.58.0507

   
Date: 1988 HC

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas  (Hard Cover - DJ)  (Published by Southern Illinois university Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville)

Author: Edited by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks and Nordland, Gerald.

Description: This collection of essays complements a traveling exhibition of Wright's work organized by the Scottsdale Arts Center Association. Five essays by: Jack Quinan, Aaron G. Green, E.T. Casey, Narciso G. Menocal and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, cover different aspects of Wright’s work, from his early career in Chicago to his principles of organic architecture.  Itinerary includes six (eight) locations from January 1988 through August 1990.  Includes 151 photographs and illustrations. Original HC List Price $65.00.  (Third Edition)

Size: 11.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 191

ST#: 1988.04.1100

   
Date: 1988 SC

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas  (Soft Cover)  (Published by Southern Illinois university Press, Carbondale and Edwardsville)

Author: Edited by Pfeiffer, Bruce Brooks and Nordland, Gerald.

Description: This collection of essays complements a traveling exhibition of Wright's work organized by the Scottsdale Arts Center Association. Five essays by: Jack Quinan, Aaron G. Green, E.T. Casey, Narciso G. Menocal and Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, cover different aspects of Wright’s work, from his early career in Chicago to his principles of organic architecture.  Itinerary includes six (eight) locations from January 1988 through August 1990.  Includes 151 photographs and illustrations. Original SC List Price $45.00.  (Fourth Edition)

Size: 11.25 x 10.25

Pages: Pp 191

ST#: 1988.39.0707

   
1) Dallas (January - April 1988)
   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Dallas (January-April, 1988).

Description: Caption on face: "Dallas – This photograph, showing the interior of Usonian Automatic Exhibition House, is part of an exhibition of the works of Frank Lloyd Wright that has set out on a national tour that the organizers hope will fire the imagination of today’s architects. Reuter. 1988." Stamped on verso: "Feb 12 88". The full size Usonian Automatic model home was exhibited in eight cities. Dallas (Jan-Apr 1988), Washington DC (June-Sept 1988), Miami (Dec-Feb 1989), Chicago (Jun-Sept 1989), Bellevue, WA (Oct-Jan 1990), San Rafael, CA (Feb-May 1990), San Diego (Jun-Sept 1990) and Scottsdale (Dec-Mar 1991). Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph

ST#: 1988.51.0811

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Dallas (January-April, 1988).

Description: Caption on face: "Dallas – Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘Usonian’ automatic house is dismantled 4/21 in downtown Dallas for the move to the Smithsonian. The Usonian modular house was designed by Wright to be easily built and taken apart and to fill the need for attractive affordable for the common man. The house was experimental and was designed in 1955. UPI." Stamped on verso: "Apr 25 88". The full size Usonian Automatic model home was exhibited in eight cities. Dallas (Jan-Apr 1988), Washington DC (June-Sept 1988), Miami (Dec-Feb 1989), Chicago (Jun-Sept 1989), Bellevue, WA (Oct-Jan 1990), San Rafael, CA (Feb-May 1990), San Diego (Jun-Sept 1990) and Scottsdale (Dec-Mar 1991). Acquired from the archived of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph

ST#: 1988.52.0811

   
2) Washington DC (June - September 1988)
   
3) Miami (December 1988 - February 1989)
   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. The flooring section has been set in place and leveled. The 140 W. Flagler Street Building can be seen in the background on the right. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Herald Staff photo by Albert Coya." "Date Used Dec 18 1988." Photographed by Albert Coya, most likely in November. Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.66.0214

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. The base has been leveled and walls are being set in place. Additional wall and roof sections can be seen throughout the part. The History Miami Building can be seen in the background. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Herald Staff photo by Albert Coya." "Date Used Dec 18 1988." Photographed by Albert Coya from the Dade County Courthouse, most likely at the end of November. Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.67.0214

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. About half the walls have been erected, installation of the roof pieces have begun. The History Miami Building can be seen in the background. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Herald Staff photo by Albert Coya." "Date Used Dec 18 1988." Photographed by Albert Coya from the Dade County Courthouse, most likely at the end of November. Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.68.0214

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: Label on verso: "Herald Cutline Information. Photographer: Tony Olmos. Date: 12-5-88. Location: 101 W. Flagler. Description: Workers put up on of the walls of the portable house that was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright near the Center of Fine Arts." The full size Usonian Automatic model home was exhibited in eight cities. Dallas (Jan-Apr 1988), Washington DC (June-Sept 1988), Miami (Dec-Feb 1989), Chicago (Jun-Sept 1989), Bellevue, WA (Oct-Jan 1990), San Rafael, CA (Feb-May 1990), San Diego (Jun-Sept 1990) and Scottsdale (Dec-Mar 1991). Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 8 x 10 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.63.0613

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. Most of the walls except those on the far right, and more than half of the roof has been installed. The History Miami Building can be seen in the background. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Herald Staff photo by Albert Coya." "Date Used Dec 18 1988." Photographed by Albert Coya from the Dade County Courthouse, most likely in early December. Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.69.0214

   
Date: 1988

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. Walls and roof are complete, "foundation" is being hidden. The freeway and Steven P. Clark Building can be seen in the background. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Herald Staff photo by Albert Coya." "Dec 25 1988." Photographed by Albert Coya from the Dade County Courthouse, most likely in early December. Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1988.70.0214

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Miami (December 18 - February 26, 1989).

Description: From January 1988 through March 1991, "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" a traveling exhibition included a full-scale Usonian Automatic model. The design that was chosen for the full-scale model was the Sussman Residence (project). The full-scale home used lightweight construction material replicating concrete. This enabled quick dismantling, transporting and re-erection of the model. The tour exhibited in eight cities. Constructed in the park one block east of the Center for the Fine Arts in Miami, directly across the street from the Dade County Courthouse. The exhibit is complete and fully landscaped. The Dade County Courthouse can be seen in the background on the left, the Claude Pepper Federal Building on the right. The Miami exhibit was from December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989. Stamped on verso: "Feb 2 1989." Acquired from the archived of the Miami Herald.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1989.85.0214

   
Date: December 18 - February 26, 1989

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas  (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale) 

Description: Extensive brochure for traveling exhibition which included eight cities over three and a half years.  Exhibit included a full size Usonian Home funded by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Center for the Fine Arts, Miami Florida, December 18, 1988 - February 26, 1989.  Includes eight photographs and five illustrations.  For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: 5.25 x 11

Pages: Pp 10

ST#: 1988.40.0507

   
4) Chicago (June - September 1989)
   
Date: 1989

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: Ideas and Treasures, June 8 - September 4, 1989.

Description: Published by the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, IL., in conjunction with the traveling Usonian Exhibition House Exhibition, the Science and Industry also exhibited The Dana-Thomas House Treasures. "
Frank Lloyd Wright: Ideas and Treasures," which included furniture, light fixtures and art glass windows and doors. "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas," included the full-size traveling Usonian Exhibition House. "Welcome to the world of Frank Lloyd Wright, a world of bold innovation that reshaped the face of architecture in the Twentieth Century. The Destruction of the Box introduces Wright’s concept of flowing interior space. Notice the lack of partitions that might block the flow. Notice, too, the long, low horizontal lines of the exteriors that reflect the lines of the prairie that was Wright’s environment..." Pp 6.

Size: 5.25 x 11.25

ST#:
1989.106.1116
   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Chicago. May 23, 1989.

Description: Printed on verso: "Photographer: Osgood. Date: 5/23/89. Location: Museum of Science and Industry. Description: Frank Lloyd Wright home... Nicholson Hirzel scans blueprints in spacious end of house. It will be open to public June 8 to Sept 4. Clipping pasted to verso (stamped May 27 ‘89): "Wright house to be displayed. A full-scale Usonian Automatic House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright but never before built, will be on display June 8 to Sept. 4 as part of a Wright exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. Jim McCulla (top) prepares to cut panel for the solarium of the 1,800-square-foot home shown in background. Nicholson Hirzel makes a final check of blueprints. Construction was directed by Taliesin Associated Architects according to designs Wright made in 1955. The exhibition is being sponsored by Whirlpool Corp. And Kohler Co. Tribune photos by Charles Osgood." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original B&W photograph, 10 x 8.

ST#: 1989.92.0315

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Chicago. May 23, 1989.

Description: Printed on verso: "Photographer: Osgood. Date: 5/23/89. Location: Museum of Science and Industry. Description: Frank Lloyd Wright home... Jim McCulla prepares to cut panel for solarium at left with Wright house in background. It will be open to public June 8 to Sept 4. Clipping pasted to verso (stamped May 27 ‘89): "Wright house to be displayed. A full-scale Usonian Automatic House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright but never before built, will be on display June 8 to Sept. 4 as part of a Wright exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. Jim McCulla (top) prepares to cut panel for the solarium of the 1,800-square-foot home shown in background. Nicholson Hirzel makes a final check of blueprints. Construction was directed by Taliesin Associated Architects according to designs Wright made in 1955. The exhibition is being sponsored by Whirlpool Corp. And Kohler Co. Tribune photos by Charles Osgood." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original B&W photograph, 10 x 8.

ST#: 1989.93.0315

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibitt House. Chicago. June 6, 1989.

Description: Hand written on verso: "6-6-89. Berman photo. Mus. Of Sci & Indust. John A. And wife Dana Hagenah on patio. Clipping pasted to verso: "John and Dana Hagenah enjoy the outside deck of the Usonian house. The exhibit can be dismantles and reassembled." Stamped on clipping: "Jun 18 ‘89." Photographed by Chuck Berman. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

ST#: 1989.94.0315

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Chicago. June 6, 1989.

Description: Hand written on verso: "6-6-89. Berman photo. Sarah Logue (with Taliesin group) in living rm/dining room area in Usonian House. Museum of Sci & Ind." Clipping pasted to verso: "Sarah Logeu admires the living room-dining room area of Wright’s Usonian Automatic House." Stamped on clipping: "Jun 18 ‘89." Photographed by Chuck Berman. Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

ST#: 1989.95.0315

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Chicago. June 5, 1989.

Description: Clipping pasted to verso (stamped Jun 25 1989): "Frank Lloyd Wright’s ideas influenced the homes and public buildings we live and work in today and will continue to influence architecture long after the year 2000. The ranch-styled house was inspired by the work of the Prairie School of architects that Wright led. It was Wright who drove the final nail in the coffin of the idea that every room had to have four walls and a door. A prime example of tearing down walls or, as he put it, ‘the destruction of the box,’ is the L-shaped space so often used today for a living area at one end, a dining area at the other. Then there were the ideas that seemed so sensible, but somehow never caught on." Caption clipping: "The Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Automatic house of hollow-core concrete block was designed so it could be built by anyone." Note: The Chicago Exhibit was held from June - September 1989 at the Museum of Science and Industry. Label on verso: "Photographer, Rich Hein. Date: 6-5-89. Location: Museum of Science and Industry. Reporter: Brenda Rotzoll. Caption: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian house which is on display at the Museum of Science and Industry." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Sun-Times. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original B&W photograph, 10 x 8

ST#: 1989.72.1010

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Chicago. June 7, 1989.

Description: Clipping pasted to verso: "A full scale replica of Wright’s Usonian Automatic prefabricated house is part of the exhibition at the Museum of Science and Industry. Tribune photo by Jose Morej." Printed on verso: "Date: 6/7/89. Location: Museum of Science & Industry." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 1989.79.0212

   
Date: 1989

Title: Model: Proposed Arizona State Capitol Building June 7, 1989.

Description: In 1957 when the Arizona State Legislature proposed the construction of a new state capital building, Frank Lloyd Wright proposed a design of his own. He offered his design Pro Bono, but the design was rejected. This model was on display for the traveling exhibition "In the Realm of Ideas." Photographed at the Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago, June 7, 1989. Printed on verso: "Photographer: Morej. Location: Museum of Science & Industry. Model of proposed state capitol for Arizona. Date: 06/07/89." Taped to verso: Partial clipping of image. Stamped on clipping: "Jul 2 89." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1989.87.0614

   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House, Interior view. Chicago. July 2, 1989.

Description: View of the fireplace from the Living room. Clipping pasted to verso: "An interior view of the Usonian Automatic House shows the Master’s touches." Label pasted on verso: "Interior view of Usonian Automatic House. Exhibition: ‘Frank Lloyd Wright: Ideas and Treasures’. Museum of Science and Industry, 57th St. and Lake Shore Dr. 60637." Acquired from the archives of the Chicago Tribune. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: Original 10 x 8 B&W print.

S#: 1989.81.0412

   
5) Bellevue, WA (October 1989 - January 1990)
   
Date: October 9 - January 7, 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale) 

Description: Extensive brochure for traveling exhibition which included eight cities over three and a half years.  Exhibit included a full size Usonian Home funded by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona.  Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, Washington, October 9, 1989 - January 7, 1990.  Includes eight photographs and five illustrations.  For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: 5.25 x 11

Pages: Pp 10

ST#: 1988.10.1289

   
Date: October 9 - January 7, 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright In The Realm of Ideas.  Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. 

Description: Specific information about the full size Usonian Home that was exhibited in 8 cities in conjunction with above brochure. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size:

Pages: Pp 6

ST#: 1988.11.1289

   
Date: 1990

Title: Exhibition Prints: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas. 1990.

Description: Three prints used at the Bellevue, WA exhibition of the Usonian Exhibition House at the Bellevue Art Museum, October 9 - January 7, 1990. 1) "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas. October 9 - January 7, 1990. (Logo.) Bellevue Art Museum, 301 Bellevue Square, Bellevue, Washington. Printing: Puget Sound Power & Light Company. Type: Typehouse. Design: Nichols & Zwiebel." 2) "National Sponsors. Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas is organized by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. This exhibit has been made possible by the generous support of Kohler Co., Whirlpool Corporation, and the City of Scottsdale. Northwest Presenter: Pacific First Federal Savings Bank. (Logo.) Printing: Puget Sound Power & Light Company. Type: Typehouse. Design: Nichols & Zwiebel." 3) "Northwest Frank Lloyd Wright Contributors: (List of 62 contributors). (Logo.) Printing: Puget Sound Power & Light Company. Type: Typehouse. Design: Nichols & Zwiebel."

Size: Each print is framed in a metal frame. 13.25 x 13.25.

ST#: 1990.120.0416 (1-3)

   
   
Date: 1989

Title: Usonian Automatic Traveling Exhibit House. Seattle. October 4, 1989.

Description: Clipping on verso: "Wright exhibit coup for Bellevue. Carl J. Brown prepares to install a drapery rod to the living room of the Frank Lloyd Wright house under construction across the street from Bellevue Square. The house is part of an exhibition opening October 9th at the Bellevue Art Museum. Photographed by Mike Siegel, Seattle Times." Acquired from the archives of the Seattle Times.

Size: Original 10 x 6 B&W photograph.

ST#: 1989.76.1011

   
6) San Rafael, CA (February - May 1990)
   
Date: 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas. February 16 - May 13, 1990. Marin County Civic Center (Produced by Dessy-Sclater & Associates)

Author: Edited by Brown & Collins. Text by Pfeiffer & Nordland

Description: Exhibition catalog held at the Marin County Civic Center from February 16 - May 13, 1990. "This is an exhibition of ideas. Using the work of Frank Lloyd Wright as an example and his words as explanatory text, the exhibition highlights and illustrates those ideas that constitute the foundation upon which everything he built is based. The forms are irrevocably his, yet the ideas are eternal and we witness their manifestation throughout the whole panorama of architecture down to our own age." Text from "Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas" is repeated in this booklet. (First Edition)

Size: 8.3 x 10.8

Pages: Pp 28

ST#: 1990.91.0312

   
Date: February 16 - May 13, 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale)

Description: Extensive brochure for traveling exhibition which included eight cities over three and a half years. Exhibit included a full size Usonian Home funded by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. Marin Center Exhibit Hall, San Rafael, CA. February 16 - May 13, 1990. Includes eight photographs and five illustrations. Two Copies. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: 5.25 x 11.

Pages: Pp 10

ST#: 1988.82.0415

   
RealmIdeas1990 1.jpg (29360 bytes) Date: February 16 - May 13, 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright In The Realm of Ideas

Description: Exhibit at Marin County Civic Center February 16 - May 13, 1990.  Included an actual Usonian Modeled Home. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size:

Pages:

ST#: 1990.12.1101

   
7) San Diego (June-September 1990)
   
Date: June 23 - September 30, 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council and The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Scottsdale). 

Description: Extensive brochure for traveling exhibition which included eight cities over three and a half years. Exhibit included a full size Usonian Home funded by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. San Diego Museum of Art, Balboa Park, San Diego, CA, June 23 - September 30, 1990. Includes eight photographs and five illustrations. For more information see our Wright Study on Usonian Automatic Homes and the Traveling Exhibit.

Size: 5.25 x 11

Pages: Pp 10

ST#: 1988.43.0509

   
8) Scottsdale (December 1990 - March 1991)
   
Date: 1990

Title: Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale Center for the Arts)

Description: Informational brochure for the final exhibition of the traveling exhibit. "Scottsdale Cultural Council welcomes home Frank Lloyd Wright: In The Realm of Ideas, at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, December 2, 1990 through April 7, 1991. This acclaimed exhibition features dramatic photo murals, architectural models, drawings and renderings, furniture and decorative arts, as well as the 1,800-square foot Usonian Automatic House erected on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall." Traveling exhibition included eight cities over three and a half years. Exhibit included a full size Usonian Home funded by the City of Scottsdale, Arizona. Center for the Fine Arts. Includes three illustrations. Gift from Kathryn Smith.

Size: 3.5 x 8.5

Pages: Pp 8

ST#: 1990.84.0711

   
   
   
PR
 
Date: 1990

Title: Scottsdale Arts Center Association PR - 1990  (Published by the Scottsdale Arts Center Association, Scottsdale)

Author: Lucas, Suzette

Description:Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas.  National Tour: 1988-1990. This exhibition, organized and circulated by the Scottsdale Arts Center Association (SACA), presents a rare opportunity to bring national recognition and prominence to the greater Phoenix area.” Includes sponsorships, Oasis Model Sponsorship and a brief historical overview of the Oasis. 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 3

ST#: 1990.65.0507

   
Date: 1990

Title: Scottsdale Cultural Council PR - 1990  (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale)

Author: Bartholomeaux, Carole V.

Description: “In the Realm of Ideas.  Scottsdale welcomes Frank Lloyd Wright Home! 21-August-90...  Nearly 900,000 people have seen the exhibition to date...” 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 3

ST#: 1990.66.0507

   
Date: 1990

Title: Scottsdale Cultural Council PR - 1990  (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale)

Author: Bartholomeaux, Carole V.

Description:Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas. Fact Sheet”  Information pertaining to the exhibition in Scottsdale. 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pp 2

ST#: 1990.67.0507

   
Date: 1990

Title: Scottsdale Cultural Council PR - 1990 (Published by the Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale)

Author: Anonymous

Description:Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas.  Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer, co-curator of the exhibition Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas, is the director of archives of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and the Frank Lloyd Wright Memorial Foundation.” 

Size: 8.5 x 11

Pages: Pg 1

ST#: 1990.68.0507

   
   
   
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER
 
Date: October 5, 1989

Publication: Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Author: Hackett, Regina

Description: "Frank Lloyd Wright ‘In the Realm of Ideas’ puts Bellevue Art Museum in the realm of major art exhibitions.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT 'IN THE REALM OF IDEAS' PUTS BELLEVUE ART MUSEUM IN THE REALM OF MAJOR ART EXHIBITIONS

By Regina Hackett
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, October 5, 1989

What is living architecture? Betty Boop knew. When she sang, buildings swayed and danced. Frank Lloyd Wright knew, too. The quintessential American architect coined the term early in the century to describe his own exalted aspirations. Seeing little distinction between the built and the natural environment, Wright's idea of an architect's role wasn't too far from God's, the only builder to whom he regularly deferred. He once told a group of architects in Santa Barbara that the only good architecture in the entire city was the trees.  (Continue)

Pages: Pp C1 C3

ST#: 1989.27.1089

   
   
   
SEATTLE WEEKLY
 
Date: October 4, 1989

Title: Seattle Weekly

Author: Staten, Peter

Description: "Master plans. Frank Lloyd Wright: In the Realm of Ideas." Bellevue Art Museum October 9 through January 7

Size:

Pages: Pp 37-38

ST#: 1989.28.1089

   
   
   
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