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Call for Papers — Frank Lloyd Wright conference

January 13, 2010

The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
2010 Annual Conference
Call for Papers

The 2010 Annual Conference of The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy
will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio, from 22-26 September.  The Conservancy
invites proposals for papers responding to the theme ³Modifying Wright¹s
Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions, Adjacencies.²
Presenters will be grouped on panels, and their fifteen-minute individual
presentations will be followed by discussion among the panelists and with
the audience.

³Modifying Wright¹s Buildings and Their Sites: Additions, Subtractions,
Adjacencies² investigates significant changes made to Wright¹s buildings or
their contexts by Wright and others.  It offers a forum for considering
questions regarding architectural integrity and interpretation relevant to
building owners and site managers, preservationists, and historians.

Examples of ³Additions² include Wright¹s own enlargement of the Rosenbaum
House in 1948, nine years after its construction; R. M. Schindler¹s
interventions to the Freeman House in the 1920s and 1930s; Gwathmey Siegel¹s
addition to the Guggenheim Museum (1992); and Kubala Washatko¹s recent
addition to the First Unitarian Society of Madison Meeting House.

The topic of ³Subtractions,² is a particularly sensitive matter in
restoration projects.  Examples might include the Wright Home and Studio in
Oak Park (1974-87); the Meyer May House (1987); Greycliff (early 2000s); and
the Park Hotel and Bank (under construction).

³Adjacencies² embraces the natural, cultural, and urban settings of Wright¹s
buildings.  Presentations might address issues such as the implications of
city growth catching up to formerly isolated houses, the situation today
facing the Second Jacobs House, or the challenge of designing new buildings
in proximity to Wright¹s work, such as the Booth School of Business at the
University of Chicago by Rafael Viñoly, completed in 2004.  Other important
examples of new buildings adjacent to a major Wright design include the
Johnson Wax Headquarters, Florida Southern College, and the Martin House in
Buffalo. At some of Wright¹s buildings, notably Taliesin and Taliesin West,
all three topics come into play.

Topic proposals should be in the form of an abstract (one-page,
single-spaced, with the author¹s name at the top) that concisely describe
the theme and development of the fifteen-minute presentation.  It must be
accompanied by a one-page biography or curriculum vitae and all contact
information, including full name, affiliation, mailing address, email
address, telephone and fax numbers.  Please specify audiovisual needs.

Proposals must be received by Friday, 12 March, 2010
Notification will be sent out by Wednesday, 31 March, 2010

Please direct questions and proposals (email submissions are welcome) to:

Professor Richard Cleary
School of Architecture
University of Texas at Austin
1 University Station B7500
Austin, TX  78712-1160

Email: cleary@mail.utexas.edu
Telephone: (512) 471-6165
Fax: (512) 471-0716

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