Phoenix: Out of the Shadow
Friday, September 07, 2007
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Join Board Members Sian Winship and John Berley for a three-day tour of modern residential architecture in Phoenix. In the Modern Patrons mode, the tour features more than 10 original owners and 15 seldom seen residences.
Out of the Shadow-a tour of modern residential architecture in Phoenix-will take place Friday, September 7th, through Sunday, September 9th. The event price of $339 includes three days of coach transportation, visits to more than 15 residences, the opening-night lecture, on-site presentations by experts, an elegant sit-down luncheon on Saturday at Lons, and gourmet boxed lunch for Sunday. Participants are responsible for their own air travel and lodging. SAH/SCC has reserved a very limited number of hotel rooms at the restored Hotel Valley Ho (Ed Varney, 1956) for $169 per night (regular price $259). The program will be staged each day from this location. Tickets for this event are limited and as of printing we are at 75% of capacity. The deadline to purchase tickets and obtain hotel reservations is July 30, 2007.
No other architect of the 20th Century exerted as much influence on the profession as Frank Lloyd Wright. In this wild and uninhabitable landscape in the 1930s, Wright found inspiration for his ideas, a blank canvas on which to apply them, and a renegade spirit of the West that suited his “learn by doing” approach. By the early 1960s, a number of key ingredients came together in the Phoenix area empowering a group of local architects to test the boundaries of the international style and search for a regional modernism in the desert. The work of Blaine Drake, Paolo Soleri, Calvin Straub, Bennie M. Gonzales, Al Beadle, Edward B. Sawyer, and Will Bruder will be investigated on this tour.
The event begins Friday evening with a lecture at the Phoenix Museum of Art (Tod Williams/Billy Tsien and Associates, 2006) and will be followed by two full days of residential touring. Benefiting from the presence of so many original owners, the tour will draw inspiration from SAH/SCC's popular Modern Patrons program and include discussions with original owners.
Participants will be treated to the works of Case Study House architects including Al Beadle (Case Study Apartments #1), Calvin Straub formerly of Buff, Straub & Hensman (some never-before-seen homes), Paolo Soleri, and contemporary master Will Bruder. Plus, tour-goers will be introduced to a series of nationally and internationally recognized modern architects whose work deserves acclaim and rediscovery: Blaine Drake, Bennie M. Gonzales, Edward B. Sawyer, and others.
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