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gammage memorial auditorium

from frank lloyd wright posted in art and design by corporate_sunshine

The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium on the Arizona State University campus is considered to be the last public commission from architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The building was finished in 1964, and it was entered to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.

From the back of this post card:

This last large design of Frank Lloyd Wright produced a fine arts center which commands notice from the world. Completely circular in design, with two-level pedestrian bridges extending two hundred feet from either side, this magnificent view illustrates the success of the designer's hope that the structure would seem to say "Welcome to Arizona".

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ralph lauren’s childhood home

from fashion, ralph lauren posted in art and design by corporate_sunshine

Ralph Lifshitz was born on October 14, 1939, and grew up at this home in the Bronx in the 1950s (two blocks away from fashion designer Calvin Klein). After changing his name to Ralph Lauren at the age of 16, the fashion designer went on to found the Polo Ralph Lauren company.

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calvin klein’s childhood home

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Fashion designer and business tycoon Calvin Klein grew up at this address in the Bronx in the 1950s, two blocks away from Ralph Lauren (then Ralph Lifshitz), even though the two never met at that time.

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dr edward la fond house

from frank lloyd wright posted in art and design by corporate_sunshine

Commissioned in 1956, the La Fond house was completed in 1960, a year after FLW's death. The home is an example of a prefabricated model that Wright completed with Marshal Erdman and Associates (ME&A).

The prefab homes were originally featured in a December 1956 issue of House and Home magazine. Prospective clients were asked to submit a plot map of the lot where the home was to be built, and FLW would come to the house after completion to install his red signature brick (if it met his approval). The La Fond home is an example of the Prefab #1 plan of the FLW/ME&A collaboration.

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james b. mcbean house

from frank lloyd wright posted in art and design by corporate_sunshine

Completed in 1957, the James McBean residence is an example of a prefabricated house that FLW created with Marshall Erdman and Associates. Wright came up with plans for three different types of prefabricated houses that were to be constructed by ME&A. The McBean residence is an example of the second type of prefab homes.

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