Architecture: City Of Los Angeles Department Of Cultural Affairs Launches Online Archive For Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House
From Broadway World:
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), with support from the California Arts Council, announces the Hollyhock House Digital Archive. The archive, which is free and open to the public, encompasses over 500 works that include original drawings, blueprints, and ephemera, which date from 1918 through the early 21st century. The DCA Hollyhock House Archive is available for viewing online at: http://hollyhockhousearchive.org/.
Developed to digitize and preserve historical documents associated with the property, the collection complements the recent UNESCO World Heritage Site Designation.
Completed in 1921 as the home of noted philanthropist and art collector Aline Barnsdall, the UNESCO-designated Hollyhock House is noted as the first Los Angeles building designed by the famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
With the inauguration of the online Hollyhock House Archive we are able to make rare drawings and construction blueprints universally accessible. Now everyone interested in Frank Lloyd Wright may view documents previously available only to scholars,” said Jeffrey Herr, DCA’s Hollyhock House Curator.
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