July Open House and Raymond Lecture Series
July 13, 2019 1pm-4pm, Lecture and tour at 2:30pm
Join us for our July Open House where RFC Executive Director, John DeFazio, presents part two of the Raymond lecture series regarding Antonin & Noémi’s work on the Imperial Hotel and how it launched their careers.
Building the Imperial Hotel— Antonin & Noémi Raymond and Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan
In 1919, Frank Lloyd Wright invited Antonin and Noémi Raymond, to join him in Japan to complete the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. Wright was deeply influenced by the culture and aesthetics of Japan, particularly as found in woodcut prints and its wood architecture. The Imperial Hotel was the most significant commission yet for Wright, and one in which he would be staking his career. Considered to be one of the most unique buildings of the emerging modern movement, this led to Antonin and Noémi launching their own careers and setting the course for Modern Architecture in Japan.
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