Light Screens Re­turn to the Martin House

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Seven orig­i­nal win­dows de­signed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Dar­win Martin House in Buf­falo, New York, have come home. The light screens were pur­chased by the Univer­sity of Vic­to­ria in Bri­tish Columbia more than 50 years ago, when the house was in de­cline. After years of care­ful stew­ard­ship, “we are do­ing the ‘Wright’ thing by re­unit­ing these stun­ningly beau­ti­ful light screens within their orig­i­nal con­text,” said Mary Jo Hughes, the di­rec­tor of the univer­sity’s Legacy Art Gal­leries. a The Martin house holds 16 pat­terns of art glass de­signed ex­clu­sively for the Martins by Wright—the largest num­ber in any of the ar­chi­tect’s res­i­den­tial de­signs. The pat­terns ap­pear in doors, win­dows, lay lights, and sky lights. All are in­te­gral to the over­all ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign of the Martin House Com­plex, which is man­aged by the Martin House Restora­tion Cor­po­ra­tion. (877) 377-3858, dar­win­mart­in­house.org

left Three of the Frank Lloyd Wright “light screens” re­turn­ing to the Martin House.

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