Academy Travel is the largest cultural themed tour operator in Australia and we are pleased to offer this tour to our UK travellers through our London office.

Frank Lloyd Wright Chicago to Fallingwater

Oct 13 - 24, 2019
12 days
£4,670 per person, twin share (land content only). £860 supplement for sole use of a hotel room.

Tour
Leader

Dr Matthew Laing

Overview

Follow the Frank Lloyd Wright trail and discover the life and architecture of the greatest American architect. This 12-day tour takes in over 15 of Wright’s most acclaimed buildings. It traces his development from his beginnings in Chicago and his Prairie style homes, to his tragic yet inspirational home in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the Darwin Martin complex in Buffalo, and Fallingwater, the most perfect embodiment of his architectural principles. The tour features private guided visits to homes and major galleries, a day trip to Niagara Falls, and places Wright in the context of modern America’s fascinating history and culture.

Uncover

  • The career of Frank Lloyd Wright, from Louis Sullivan’s draughtsman to America’s greatest architect
  • The development of mid-century modernism in American architecture
  • Wright’s transformation of the American home, from the inspiration of the Midwest prairie landscape to his Japanese-influenced aesthetic
  • The innovative use of modern materials and the place of tradition in American architectural history
  • The emergence of the USA as a global economic and cultural force of the 20th century

Highlights

Visits to over 15 of Wright’s greatest buildings:

  • Private interior visit to Fallingwater, Wright’s most famous work
  • Robie House, Wright’s Prairie style home
  • Taliesin, Wright’s home for over 40 years and the scene of tragedy and triumph
  • Kentuck Knob, one of Wright’s later works
  • C. Johnson Wax Administration Building, whose ‘Great Work Room’ is often described as the most beautiful room in America
  • Wright’s Home and Studio in Oak Park
  • Unity Temple, a concrete place of worship
  • Darwin Martin complex, Buffalo
  • Jacobs House 1, the first Usonian home

Itinerary overview

Days 1–4: In Chicago, visit Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago, Wright’s Home and Studio, Robie House and Farnsworth House.

Day 5: Coach to Milwaukee to see Johnson Wax Administration Building, Research Tower, Wingspread and the late work, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church.

Days 6–7: Continue to Madison for a full estate tour of Taliesin and to visit the first Usonian home, Jacobs House I.

Days 8–9: Fly to Buffalo to view the Darwin Martin House, Graycliff and to tour Niagara Falls.

Days 10–12: Coach to Pittsburgh to see iconic Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob.

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