Travel the Wright Way
It’s been a Frank Lloyd Wright kind of month but we wanted to be sure to share with you that, back by popular demand, Wright Way Travel is offering another dose of their British Arts & Crafts tour. And, since these tours sell out so incredibly fast, you’ll want to call sooner rather than later because these first two tours mentioned below are already full — but they were just too exciting not to share. So, take a five minute break from what you’re doing right now and day dream about the endless possibilities awaiting you if you were to travel the Wright way.
California Craft: West Coast Modern & Frank Lloyd Wright
February 6-9, 2014
Travel with the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust on a relaxing and educational winter getaway to sunny southern California. Experience some of the region’s most stunning scenery and art, as well as architecture that defined California modern in the early 20th century.
From your home base at the Westin in Pasadena, this 3-night, 4-day journey will explore Greene and Greene’s Craftsman bungalows and flower-filled gardens in Pasadena, Rudolph Schindler’s iconic house and Studio in West Hollywood and Wright’s textile block inspirations in Los Angeles. Enjoy VIP tours of Wright’s iconic Hollyhock and Freeman houses and private, in-depth tours of Greene and Greene masterworks such as the Gamble and Blacker Houses. End the trip with an architectural tour of the world-renowned Getty Museum in Los Angeles, designed by Richard Meier. Note that this tour is already sold out but there is a waiting list so call 312-994-4024 today!
Wright in Japan: The Architect’s Eastern Vision
March 29 – April 9, 2014
“Japan was the gateway to that great East of which I had been dreaming since I had seen my first Japanese prints…” Frank Lloyd Wright, An Autobiography
While his contemporaries looked to Europe for inspiration, it was the enigmatic country of Japan that cast its spell on the young Frank Lloyd Wright. Ever since the 1890s when Wright first encountered Japanese art and architecture, he longed to see the country’s artistry for himself. From 1905 to 1922, Wright traveled to Japan five times while designing and building 12 projects, including the Imperial Hotel.
Travel in the architect’s footsteps and into the heart of Japanese culture, discovering what Wright loved about Japan and the ideas from “that great East” which proved influential throughout his career. Fall in love with Japan, as Wright did, on this 11-day, 10-night journey organized by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.
Discover Tokyo, Kyoto, Nagoya, Kobe and so much more. Enjoy curator-led tours, lectures by Wright experts and exclusive visits to temples not normally open to the public on this immersive, experiential journey. Savor regional cuisine, receive a Shinto blessing, participate in a tea ceremony, meditate on Zen Buddhism, soak in a hot spring and stroll tranquil gardens, all during the unforgettable beauty of cherry blossom season. Note that this tour is already sold out but there is a waiting list so call 312-994-4024 today!
Morris to Mackintosh: British Arts and Crafts
June 6 – 15, 2014
“Let every artist strive to make his flower a beautiful living thing, something that will convince the world that there may be, there are, things more precious more beautiful – more lasting than life itself.” - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1902
The Arts and Crafts movement not only influenced Frank Lloyd Wright, but also shaped the work of Wright’s contemporaries in Europe and Great Britain. Enjoy exclusive access and curator-led tours of buildings and collections that represent the very best of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
The tour will begin in London with a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum; the newly opened William Morris Gallery, the only public gallery devoted to Morris’ life and work; and Red House, Morris’ Arts and Crafts home.
Then travel to the Cotswolds, where the Arts and Crafts movement flourished during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the beautiful Lake District, sail on a Victorian steam yacht across Lake Coniston to the home of the great Victorian critic and writer, John Ruskin, and explore significant buildings by C. F. A. Voysey and M. H. Baillie Scott.
The tour will conclude in Glasgow, birthplace of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, an early progenitor of the Modern movement.
Again, the British Arts & Crafts tour still has a few spots left so be sure to call today to reserve yours! To make your reservation call 312-994-4024 and for general information on Wright Way Travel visit www.wrightwaytravel.org