1885
Pennsylvania

Frank Lloyd Wright: Revolutionary Contributions to Modern Architecture

Join experts in the Laurel Mountains to immerse yourself in the works of Frank Lloyd Wright as you explore three of his most iconic designs, including a private visit of Fallingwater.
Rating (5)
Program No. 1885RJ
Length
5 days
Starts at
899

At a Glance

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered by some to be the greatest American architect. Explore the many facets of his contributions to modern architecture in discussions with experts representing three Wright-designed houses in this region. Step inside these exquisite homes to compare and contrast them while you consider the 75-year career of the architect, a working life that spanned two world wars.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Moderate walking and standing on each of the field trips. Morning lectures followed by afternoon field trips to the houses to experience them as works of art. There are approximately 100 stairs to negotiate at Fallingwater.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Visit Fallingwater, Wright's best essay on the harmony between architecture and nature.
  • Admire a superb example of Wright’s organic architecture at Kentuck Knob, a private residence blending impeccably with its surroundings.
  • At Duncan House, marvel at the fascinating story of this home’s journey from Illinois to Pennsylvania.

General Notes

The Retreat Difference: This unique, often basic and no-frills experience at a Road Scholar Retreat includes opportunities for early morning exercise, interaction with the local community for insight into local life, an authentic farm-to-table or locally sourced meal, a live performance or event, and a value-priced single room.
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Paul Davis
Paul Davis has a B.A. in History from Slippery Rock University and a M.A. in Public History from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In addition to working at Fallingwater, Paul works at the Uniontown Public Library and volunteers in the Library's Pennsylvania Room.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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