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Monday, May 29 • 8:30am - 5:30pm
Essential Frank Lloyd Wright: Home and Studio, Oak Brook and Bach House FILLING

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A must while in Chicago, join us for this full day tour. We will head out to Oak Park in the morning with our first stop for a tour of Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio. Frank Lloyd Wright used his first home to experiment with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy. In his adjacent studio, Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture - the Prairie style. We will then exporle Oak Park on foot. Oak Park is home to the world's largest collection of Wright-designed buildings. Discover the development of Wright's style between 1889 and 1909, and trace the evolution of American residential architecture as trained interpreters guide you through the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District surrounding the Home and Studio. You will then enjoy a tasty box lunch aboard our motorcoach as we taken in the architectural delights of more far-flug sites Oak Park and River Forest from the comfort of your motorcoach. Our expert guide joins your coach group at the Home and Studio to offer a tour of historic Oak Park and River Forest, featuring structures designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and his contemporaries. Afterwards we say good by to Oak Park and visit Bach House on our way back to Chicago. This richly conceived yet intimately scaled residence was built in 1915 for Emil Bach, president of Chicago's Bach Brick Co. A modification of Wright's design for "A Fireproof House for $5000,” published in Ladies Home Journal in 1907, the Bach House was executed between Wright's return from Europe in 1911 and his departure to Japan in 1916 to oversee construction of the Imperial Hotel. In contrast to the expansive, open Prairie houses Wright designed prior to his European sojourn, the Bach House is strongly centered and self-contained. While adopting the vocabulary of Wright's Prairie house, the Bach House looks toward future stylistic directions in Wright's work, in its contained geometry, efficient scale, and distinctive window designs. This full day tour includes lunch and efficiently covers the essential Frank Lloyd Wright sites. Cost =$95