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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 15, 2014 01:15 AM
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by Eric last modified Aug 14, 2014

John Clouse sends some information that may interest our PrairieMod readers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Historian Richard L. Kronick, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education, will present a 3-part no-credit course on Prairie School architecture on successive Thursdays in October 2014 -- including tours of three beautiful private homes. More after the jump... 10/9/2014: On the St. Paul campus, Mr. Kronick will present an illustrated lecture on the Prairie...




 

 

Purcell_and_Elmslie_Purcell-Cutts_House_MIA_9092John Clouse sends some information that may interest our PrairieMod readers in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Historian Richard L. Kronick, in conjunction with the University of Minnesota's College of Continuing Education, will present a 3-part no-credit course on Prairie School architecture on successive Thursdays in October 2014 -- including tours of three beautiful private homes. More after the jump...


10/9/2014:  On the St. Paul campus, Mr. Kronick will present an illustrated lecture on the Prairie School architects and their work -- Frank Lloyd Wright, William Gray Purcell, George Elmslie, Walter Burley Griffin, Marion Mahony Griffin, and others. The architectural and cultural influences that shaped the Prairie School and explain the style's key characteristics will be discussed.

10/16/2014:  Participants will meet in the stunningly beautiful home designed by John Howe, Frank Lloyd Wright's chief draftsman. While working alongside Wright for 27 years, Howe absorbed Wright's entire approach to design. Howe designed the house for himself and his wife Lu in 1971. Excerpts from the audio recording of Kronick's 1987 interview with Howe will be played.

John Howe - Sankaku lake side elevation

10/23/2014:  We will tour two homes designed by Purcell & Elmslie -- the Purcell-Cutts House (1912):

Purcell Cutts winter night by MIA

... and the Powers House (1910):

Powers House inglenook - #1958

All of these homes feature innovative space planning and beautiful ornamental design in glass, terra cotta, and sawn wood.

For complete details and registration, follow the link. Space will be limited; register now!

First image via Wikipedia/all other images courtesy of Richard L. Kronick


 

 

 
 
 

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