15 May 2011

Hollyhock House and Hollyhocks

Hollyhock House

Hard to resist taking a picture when the plant that inspired this geometric decoration is planted right in front.

A good book for the long and tangled history of Wright’s involvement in this project, which spanned decades and several lawsuits between himself and his client is Hollyhock House and Olive Hill: Buildings And Projects for Aline Barnsdall. The 1995 Master Plan for all of Olive Hill is worth a read for how it tries to work through the issues of situating a rural arts complex in the middle of dense and congested East Hollywood.

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