On View In:
Gallery 300
Artist:   Frank Lloyd Wright
David Swanson, Construct Studios  
Title:   Model of the Francis W. Little house (1912-1914)  
Date:   1998-1999  
Medium:   Maple, maple veneer, plexiglas, nylon screen  
Dimensions:   8 1/2 x 72 11/16 x 41 13/16 in. (21.59 x 184.63 x 106.2 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of Kenneth and Judy Dayton  
Location:   Gallery 300  

This model illustrates in three dimensions both the complexity of Wright's design and its complete engagement with the site. (Wright always favored a building into a hill rather than on top of it.) The main approach to the Francis W. Little house was on the inland side. The hallway on view in this gallery was situated on the Lake Minnetonka side. An adjoining hallway with small square windows connected it to the master bedroom on the far right end of the house. At the opposite end was the large living and music room pavilion (now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York). [this needs to be cut to fit horizontal label wedge]

Name:   Wright, Frank Lloyd  
Role:   Architect  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American, 1867-1959  
Name:   David Swanson, Construct Studios  
Role:   Maker  
Life Dates:   St. Paul, Minnesota  

Object Description  
Inscriptions:   Label Con·Struct Studios label, on side at one corner  
Classification:   Architecture  
Physical Description:   model of Frank Lloyd Wright designed house; 3 short flights up a small hill on one long side; semicircular porch on same side; large, sprawling floor plan  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , Minnesota, St. Paul  
Accession #:   2000.22  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts