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Town and Country: Frank Lloyd Wright in Chicago and Wisconsin

August 15-19, 2013


"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world."

"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. "

Frank Lloyd Wright

Combine the excitement of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Chicago with the peaceful Wisconsin prairie at Taliesin for a many-faceted summer journey. The charged atmosphere in the rapidly expanding city of Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries served as an incubator for Wright’s emerging design philosophy and aesthetic. As we explore several private and public sites in Chicago and Oak Park, we will consider the impact of Wright’s early influences.

Traveling to southwestern Wisconsin across the rolling prairie will give us the opportunity to consider the origins of Wright’s genius and to appreciate its evolution - in the magnificent buildings at Taliesin, in the birth of his Usonian style, and in its later applications in public structures.

This excursion includes two nights in Chicago; two nights in Madison, Wisconsin; four lunches, two dinners, all admission fees, and luxury motorcoach transportation, including drop-off at O’Hare International Airport. Airfare not included.



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