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What Can We Still Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright

No architect embodies American design more than Frank Lloyd Wright. In a new book, photographer Andrew Pielage and author Aaron Betsky look beyond the myth to frame views of what FLW actually did. $15 (1 hr)
Category: @Palm Springs, @Annenberg Theater, AIA Continuing Education, Book Signing, Kid-Friendly Activity, Presentation, Talk




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No architect embodies American design more fully than Frank Lloyd Wright. His reputation and influence persist to this day. Best-selling author as well as architect of the Guggenheim Museum, Fallingwater, and his own homes and schools at Taliesin and Taliesin West, Wright was also a personality to reckon with.

In their new book, 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright, (Rizzoli, 2021) photographer Andrew Pielage and authors Gideon Shapiro and Aaron Betsky look beyond the myth to frame views of what Frank Lloyd Wright actually did. Through luscious photographs, quotes and drawings from Wright's work, and fifty short essays, they hone in on what we can still learn from the titanic architect today. Breaking the box, building with the land, learning from those who first occupied this country, and respecting the desert are just some of the lessons they see embodied in his work.

Pielage and Betsky will show some of the most pertinent of these learnings while discussing the enduring beauty of Frank Lloyd Wright's work.

Aaron Betsky is Director of the School of Architecture and Design at Virginia Tech. Previously he was President of the School of Architecture at Taliesin. A critic of art, architecture, and design, Mr. Betsky is the author of over a dozen books on those subjects.

Andrew Pielage  is an internationally published architectural and travel photographer on a mission to photograph all remaining Frank Lloyd Wright designs. His work has appeared in such publications as National Geographic Traveler and Vanity Fair. View his work at   

A book signing follows the presentation.

This event qualifies for 1 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU).


Things to Know

This event is for all ages.
Local covid restrictions in effect at the time of the presentation will be respected.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Handicap parking is available. This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.

Event Check-in Location 

Annenberg Theater,  Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N. Museum Dr., Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: 
Andrew Pielage


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