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A Footnote About Wright & UNESCO

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:46 AM
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by Eric last modified Jan 28, 2011

Janet Halstead, Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy provided a footnote to yesterday’s posting about Getting Onboard the World Heritage Listing: "If our nomination is ultimately successful, the Wright buildings would be the first modern cultural site in the US included in the World Heritage List. There are other World Heritage modern architectural sites consisting of multiple buildings designed by the same architect. Seven buildings by Antonio Gaudi are listed; the Gaudi...




 

 

6a00d8341bf72a53ef0147e202e6c1970b-800wi Janet Halstead, Executive Director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy provided a footnote to yesterday’s posting about Getting Onboard the World Heritage Listing:

"If our nomination is ultimately successful, the Wright buildings would be the first modern cultural site in the US included in the World Heritage List. There are other World Heritage modern architectural sites consisting of multiple buildings designed by the same architect. Seven buildings by Antonio Gaudi are listed; the Gaudi work is all in the Barcelona (Spain) area whereas the Wright buildings are dispersed geographically across one country. Also on UNESCO’s World Heritage List are the Victor Horta townhouses in Brussels (Belgium) and the Brasilia (Brazil) buildings designed by Oscar Niemeyer. There may be other multi-building same-architect World Heritage listings among the almost 900 cultural and natural heritage sites around the world, but not many and certainly it would be a first for the US."

Thanks for the clarification, Janet. Find out more info on the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's efforts at their website.

Images via savewright.org and whc.unesco.org


 

 

 
 
 

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