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Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the USC Archives Photos | Architectural Digest

Frank Lloyd Wright Houses in the USC Archives Photos | Architectural Digest Never-Before-Seen Film of 7 Frank Lloyd Wright HousesUSC’s newly digitized archive of more than 1,300 photographs reveals fresh insights into the legendary architect’s workTEXT BY ERIC ALLENPHOTOGRAPHY BY FRITZ BLOCK /COURTESY OF THE HELEN TOPPING ARCHITECTURE AND FINE ARTS LIBRARY, USCPosted April 28, 2016VIEW AS SLIDESHOWLast month, the University of Southern California released a newly digitized collection of about 1,300 slides of some of the most iconic buildings in the American West, designed by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Richard Neutra. The photos were taken by architects Pierre Koenig, known for his own work in Southern California, including Case Study Houses 21 and 22, and Fritz Block, who owned a color-slide company in Hollywood and shot many private residences in the same area. AD has combed through the archive to bring you a never-before-seen look at some of Wright’s masterpieces from the Golden State and the surrounding area, all culled from Block’s collection. The images, taken between the 1920s and ’40s, offer a dreamy look at some of Wright’s greatest architectural accomplishments, seen from an insider’s point of view. You can also view the full archive here.Shown: With a filmography that includes Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, the Ennis House is one of Wright’s best-known works. Completed in 1924 for menswear store owners Charles and Mabel Ennis, the Los Angeles home is famous for its distinctive Mayan Revival style.

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