75th Anniversary

Fallingwater 75th anniversary book. (May 26, 2011)

Fallingwater book launch and 75th anniversary

What: This book launch is part of Fallingwater's 75th anniversary celebration, which continues throughout the year with special events. The symposium will include presentations by the contributors to the book "Fallingwater," a new volume that reveals Frank Lloyd Wright's planning process for the iconic house. Included are never-before-seen photographs by Christopher Little taken specifically for this book. John A. Matteo of Robert Silman Associates Structural Engineers will speak about Fallingwater's structural strengthening, and writer, photographer and landscape designer Rick Darke will discuss Fallingwater's landscape. Lynda Waggoner, the book's editor, will moderate a question-and-answer session with the presenters.

Where: Carnegie Museum of Art theater, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

When: Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m.

How much: The symposium is free, but advance reservations are required because space is limited. The book is $60 and available at the Fallingwater museum store or at fallingwatermuseumstore.org.

What's nearby: The house Fallingwater built by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1936 is in Mill Run, Pa., about 60 miles from the Carnegie Museum of Art.

Information: Go to fallingwater.org/134

—Arielle Patterson, The Baltimore Sun