Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Slow Down: Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio

I have been a busy gal this summer!  In between my AP classes I went to visit family in Chicago and we toured the Frank Lloyd Wright house! Here are a few pictures from my tour!

This is the front of Frank Lloyd  Wrights first house and studio. It is surrounded by a beautiful cluster of trees and landscaping.

One of my favorite parts of the house are the murals in his master bedroom and the children study/playroom.

Throughout the tour, our guide talked about Wright using his house as a way to experiment and figure out how to achieve certain things when building. Like leaving a tree growing through the wall.

Some images from his studio, where he would have clients and show off some of his amazing designs.

My family and I had lunch at Hemingway Bistro, which was a few blocks away and right across from the Hemingway museum.

This was such a great experience, I really enjoyed learning more about Wright and his work and I feel like I could use this information in my AP Art History class!

Are there any great places that you might want to take your students on a field trip? I'd love to know!

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