Hollyhock House (Los Angeles, CA) : Living area (projecting bay, west side), frontal view of north (left) portion of bay from west

Creator:
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959
Published/Created:
4808 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States
1919-1921
Date Depicted:
12/15/1991
1900 AD - 1949 AD
Notes:
Built between 1919 and 1921 for oil heiress Aline Barnsdall, Hollyhock House is Frank Lloyd Wright's first project in Los Angeles. Its namesake is abstracted and geometricized in much of the house's design, including exterior walls and interior furniture. Hollyhock House was the centerpiece of a mostly unrealized Wright master plan for a theater community set on a thirty-six acre site, "Olive Hill." Wright left much of the supervision of construction of Hollyhock House to his son, landscape architect Lloyd Wright, and to architect Rudolf Schindler, as Wright himself was working on the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo (since destroyed). In 1927, Aline Barnsdall donated the Hollyhock House and eleven surrounding acres to the City of Los Angeles for use as a public art park. It has been leased over the years to various arts organizations, necessitating a cycle of alteration and rehabilitation that is culminating in the large-scale rehabilitation which started in the fall of 1998. Today Hollyhock House is a part of Barnsdall Art Park, with a local art gallery, theater, and children's activities.
Variant Titles:
Aline Barnsdall Hollyhock House
Topics:
Architecture -- United States -- 20th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Modern
Modernist
Twentieth century
Culture:
American
Accession Number:
1A1-WFL-HH-B5
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
houses (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
abstraction or non-objective; architectural exteriors; plants; dwelling construction buildings; dwellings; houses
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
12/15/1991
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10162217
PID:
digcoll:1867780