December 1, 2010
Art, Craft, Modernism, and Frank Lloyd Wright on the East Coast
Frank Lloyd Wright’s work is sometimes viewed in stalwart opposition to that of his EastCoast contemporaries, who are cast variously as conservatives resisting modernity or asEurophiles dazzled by the latest fashions crossing the Atlantic Ocean. Philadelphia, withits rich history in progressive American architecture and design, provides a splendidvantage point for the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy to reconsider that viewat its 2011 annual meeting.
The Conservancy invites proposals for papers responding to the theme, “Art, Craft,Modernism, and Frank Lloyd Wright on the East Coast.” Wright’s own life and practicehave complex ties to the East Coast beginning with his childhood years in Pawtucket,Rhode Island, and Weymouth, Massachusetts, and including his association with Ladies’Home Journal, published in Philadelphia, his activities as a collector and dealer inJapanese prints, and numerous architectural projects and commissions betweenWashington, D.C., and Boston over the course of his career. In addition to topics focusedon Wright, we welcome proposals offering parallels and counterpoints to his work. ThePhiladelphia area, for instance, offers a long tradition of design innovation from the turn-of-the-century Arts and Crafts Movement to the mid-century Studio Furniture Movement,associated with Wharton Esherick and George Nakashima, and of progressive architects,including Antonin Raymond and Louis Kahn, that invite comparison to Wright’saspirations.
Proposals should be in the form of an abstract (one-page, single-spaced, with the author’sname at the top) that concisely describe the theme and development of a fifteen-minutepresentation. It must be accompanied by a one-page biography or curriculum vitae andcontact information, including full name, affiliation, mailing address, email address,telephone and fax numbers. Please specify audiovisual needs.
Proposals must be received by Friday, February 18Notification will be sent out by Friday, March 25
Please direct questions and proposals (email submissions are welcome) to:
Professor Richard ClearySchool of ArchitectureUniversity of Texas at Austin1 University Station B7500Austin, TX 78712-0222
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: (512) 471-6165Fax: (512) 471-0716
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