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From Atrium to Open Plan: Frank Lloyd Wright and Interior Space in Chicago, Oak Park, and Buffalo – Craig Zabel (Cities: CitySpace)

When Feb 18, 2016
from 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
Where 112 Borland
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Craig Zabel - Associate Professor & Head of the Department of Art History at Penn State

From Atrium to Open Plan: Frank Lloyd Wright and Interior Space in Chicago, Oak Park, and Buffalo

In the late 1880s, Frank Lloyd Wright was working in the office of Adler & Sullivan when the extraordinary Auditorium Building in Chicago was being designed, and in 1905 Wright was hired to remodel the atrium lobby of Burnham & Root’s Rookery Building.  What lessons did Wright learn about interior city space from these two landmarks of the Chicago School?  This issue will be explored in relation to Wright’s Oak Park Home & Studio, Unity Temple in Oak Park, and the Larkin Building in Buffalo.