Frank Lloyd Wright design for a Cinema in San Diego (1905)
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: The Taliesin Architects
In the decades following World War II, those who had studied under architect Frank Lloyd Wright in both Spring Green, Wisconsin and Scottsdale, Arizona through his Taliesin apprentice program, designed and built a fabulous array of structures throughout San Diego. Five of them – Sim Bruce Richards, Loch Crane, Frederick Liebhardt, Vincent Bonini and William Slatton lived and/or established their architecture practices in San Diego. In addition to these focal studies, the work of Frank Lloyd Wright and his two sons Lloyd Wright and John Lloyd Wright (the latter lived in Del Mar), as well as others heartily influenced by the Wright legacy will be presented.
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: the Taliesin Architects will frame the remarkably rich portfolio of work with architectural drawings and models; period and contemporary photographs; as well as objects and ephemera. The exhibition will display, for the first time in San Diego, Frank Lloyd Wright’s unbuilt designs in the region – Cinema for San Diego (1905) and House for Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Furgatch (1959).
Congratulations to Keith York from Modern San Diego and all thet were involved in making this happen! Word on the street is that there's a lamp and coffee table by Loch Crane and a table, tiles and a sofa by Bruce Richards.
The Onion House by Kendrick Bangs Kellogg and Bill Slatton.Courtesy of the Elizabeth von Beck Archives via Modern San Diego
Louise Liebhardt Residence, La Jolla (1958) by Frederick Liebhardt
Photo: Douglas Simmonds
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Legacy in San Diego: the Taliesin Architects at the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage galleries opens September 26, 2015 – January 17, 2016. Wisteria Cottage is located at 780 Prospect Street in La Jolla. Public hours are Thursday – Sunday, 12:00 noon – 4:00pm. Admission is free.
More information: La Jolla Historical Society