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Frank Lloyd Wright's Vision for Greater Baghdad

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This lecture will look at Frank Lloyd Wright’s unrealized plans for Baghdad. Drawn up in 1957, when Wright was approaching the end of his life, these plans consisted of a detailed vision for a civic opera building, shops, a museum, a university, and even a monument to the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid. The lecture will also place Wright’s work within the context of Middle Eastern inspired architecture, including that of the Oriental Institute.

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