Wright at 150 Lecture : Ken Oshima
Friday 7th Jul, 2017
Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House Complex125 Jewett Pkwy Buffalo, NY 14214
Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, built in Tokyo, Japan, is known as the building that links his early and later career.
The first time Wright visited Japan was during the same year the Martin House began construction. His life and his work were changed forever.
Like Buffalo's own Larkin Administration Building, the Imperial Hotel's original state exists in the photographs, drawings, and designs since it was largely destroyed in 1968. Ken Oshima will take you through the journey of the meticulously designed Hotel and why he found it so compelling to make it a prominent element of the retrospective exhibition at MoMA this year.
In Wright's words, the Imperial Hotel was, "designed as a system of gardens and sunken gardens and terraced gardens - of balconies that are gardens and loggias that are aslo gardens and roofs that are gardens - until the whole arrangement becomes an interpenetration of gardens. Japan is Garden-land."
Join us on July 7th to explore the Imperial Hotel like never before.Facebook Event Find Prepaid Parking