The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy has opened registration for its annual conference. This year the confrence will be held in Grand Rapids, Michicgan; the confrence theme is "Wright on the Inside".
Frank Lloyd Wright has long been renowned for his work in the decorative arts as well as in architecture. For Wright, the two were inseparable. Furniture, fabrics, tiles, glass and even tableware were all integral contributors to a building's design. While the entire building as a work of art was a widely shared ideal among arts and crafts and modernist architects, few were as prolific as Wright in a spectrum of media or as enduring in their pursuit of innovation in the decorative arts. This was a commitment that would leave a lasting impact on the avant-garde in the decades following World War I as well. Grand Rapids, Michigan, one of the nation's great centers for the design and production of furniture during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, is a fitting location to gain fresh insight on Wright's remarkable output in the decorative arts during this year's conference,
Wright on the Inside.
The confrence features tours of nine Wright buildings and there are optional pre- and post-conference tours of Wright and related buildings (including a trip to Midland, Michigan to see the Alden B. Dow Home and Studiio and two of his residential designs -- the Dow house is fantastic -- you should do this).
More information is availiable here on the FLWBC's site, you can view the conference brochure here and register here.