Concrete Block from the Charles Ennis House

Frank Lloyd Wright American

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 774

The Charles Ennis House, built in 1924, is perhaps the most famous of four houses that Wright designed in Los Angeles in the 1920s, a period during which he experimented with geometric patterning and new methods of concrete construction. Both innovations are demonstrated by this concrete block, which is decorated with incised patterns of overlapping squares. Wright used such blocks in the construction of all four Los Angeles houses.

Concrete Block from the Charles Ennis House, Frank Lloyd Wright (American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona), Concrete and reinforced steel, American

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