Fallingwater at 75: Anniversary Celebration and Book Release
Fallingwater, the new volume published by Rizzoli and edited by Fallingwater Director and Western Pennsylvania Conservancy Vice President Lynda Waggoner, is a landmark book to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Frank Lloyd Wright house.
The book's publication will be celebrated - along with the 75th anniversary of Fallingwater itself - during a special symposium featuring the book's contributors at 1 p.m. on June 11, 2011 at the Carnegie Museum of Art Theatre.
Fallingwater features stunning new photograhpy commissioned especially for this book. It also includes new, authoritative texts on Fallingwater's history, structure, restoration and collections, including the house's relationship to its setting and its importance to the sustainability movement; its meaning in the context of Wright's body of work; the analysis and planning process that went into Fallingwater's restoration and how a seemingly unsolvable problem was overcome through modern engineering.
The symposium is open to the public at no cost but requires reservations, as space is limited. It features remarks by the book's contributors:
Lynda Waggoner, Fallingwater's director and vice president of the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy.
Christopher Little, an acclaimed photographer whose work was featured in the seminal volume, Fallingwater (1986).
David G. De Long, professor emeritus at the University of Pennsylvania and author of numerous architecture volumes.
Rick Darke, an award-winning author of books such as The American Woodland Garden.
Justin Gunther, curator of buildings and collections at Fallingwater.
Neil Levine, the Emmet Blakeney Gleason Professor of History of Art and Architecture at Harvard.
John Reynolds, associate professor of architecture at Miami University of Ohio.
Robert Silman, president of Robert Silman Associates, who directed the strengthening of Fallingwater in 2002.
Purchase Your Book in Advance
The book is available at the Fallingwater museum store for $60. A signed and numbered limited edition with special binding in a cloth covered slipcase is also available. Free shipping is available for all advanced orders. The book can be purchased at www.fallingwatermuseumstore.org or by calling 724-329-7840.
Space is limited, so please register early to ensure your attendance.
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There is no fee for this symposium
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