Architectural historian and writer Dana Hutt reconstructs in a May 1 lecture the story of Lloyd Wright, eldest son of Frank Lloyd, who moved to Los Angeles before his father had even built his first structure in the city.
The younger Wright designed buildings and landscapes in the vein of his father’s pioneering modern style, but the stamp of Southern California and its brash vitality was all his own.
Photo, at top: Lloyd Wright’s Journey’s End/Gainsburg House in La Caada Flintridge. (Credit: Michael J. Murray)
More photos plus lecture and tour details after the jump.
Photo, above: Gainsburg House in La Caada Flintridge. (Credit: Michael J. Murray)
He would practice architecture in Los Angeles for the rest of his life, in a career that spanned six decades. Spectacular 1920s houses, orchestral shells for the Hollywood Bowl and the celebrated Wayfarers Chapel: Wright emphasized the theatrical, and yet his work is widely under-appreciated. Hutt touches on Wright’s efforts to fashion an architecture exclusive to Southern California, on his building materials and technologies and on his most significant works.
Lecture: May 1, 7:30 p.m. Art Center College of Design, Ahmanson Auditorium, 1700 Lida St.
Tour: May 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Three rarely seen Lloyd Wright homes in the Los Angeles area, including an exotic concrete block house with a mysterious past, an upscale version of a Usonian and a hillside house with Native American themes. Members and students, $35; General admission, $45. gamblehouse.org
Photos, below: Lloyd Wright’s Derby House in Glendale. (Archival photos)