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Co-Author Discusses the book, Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal, and His Connection to Frank Lloyd Wright

March 23, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

$10 - $8820

Kenneth Treister, co-author of the recently released Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal, will discuss the book and his connection to Frank Lloyd Wright during a brunch in the President’s Dining Room at Lakeland’s Florida Southern College on March 23 at 10 a.m. Treister is an architect, author and artist. He has produced four documentaries and has written nine books.

Bok Tower Gardens: America’s Taj Mahal is the first major illustrated book about Bok Tower Gardens. It reveals in-depth information about this eminent work of America’s “golden age of architecture” and how publisher, philanthropist, and conservationist Edward W. Bok commissioned two esteemed designers, landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted Jr. and architect Milton B. Medary, to create a sanctuary that would preserve the natural beauty of the region.

According to David Price, co-author and president of Bok Tower Gardens, Bok’s story is one of appreciation and giving back to the country that afforded him so much over his lifetime. “Bok wanted to create a place of beauty as a gift to the American people, and the culmination of his life’s work was the dedication of the gardens and tower in 1929,” Price said. “It’s part of American history, a story that deserves to be told.”

Following the presentation is a book signing and an optional tour of the world’s largest collection of Wright architecture, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The tour features a film about Frank Lloyd Wright, as well as the opportunity to visit the new Wright-designed Usonian House—the only Wright house to be built since the late 1960s for its original client on its original site.

The cost of the brunch is $10 and the optional tour is $20 (normally $35). RSVP to Bobby Baum at 863-686-8820 or rbaum@gte.net.


March 23, 2014
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$10 - $8820
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President’s Dining Room, Florida Southern College
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr
Lakeland, FL 33801 United States
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