On Wednesday, 4/2 at 2:00 in the Bradley Hall Ballroom, filmmaker Beverly Willis will screen her short documentary, “A Girl is A Fellow Here: 100 Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright.” After the screening, Willis will discuss her work as an architect and a filmmaker.
I hope you can be there! Here is a summary of the film from Amazon:
At a time when few architectural firms would hire women, Frank Lloyd Wright unhesitatingly employed women, giving them both training and the opportunity to practice. Ultimately, over 100 women architects and designers worked with Wright, many of them going on to remarkable careers of their own. In his studio in Oak Park and at both Taliesin Fellowships, Wright trained and practiced with women as draftsmen, designers, and fellow visionaries. "A Girl Is A Fellow Here": Women Architects in the Studio of Frank Lloyd Wright focuses on six of those women - Marion Mahony, Isabel Roberts, Lois Gottlieb, Jane Duncombe, Eleanore Pettersen, and Read Weber. Through their work and their own words they reveal what they gleaned from Wright and where they departed from his model. Who they were, how they came to architecture, what they learned from The Master, and where their careers ultimately took them emerge from filmed and audio interviews...and their own architecture. Under Wright's guidance, from Oak Park to the Arizona Taliesin, they learned their craft and honed their ideas; they split wood and laid shingles; they dreamed and drew and designed. After they left Wright's studio, they created thousands of projects across the country. Houses and hospitals, churches and libraries, theaters and wineries: from California to Florida, their architecture endures. They are Frank Lloyd Wright's unknown legacy, and their practice forms a legacy for all women working in architecture today.
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