About Frank Lloyd Wright Candle Holder – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church
This beautiful brass Frank Lloyd Wright Candle Holder features a unique pattern inspired in a stained glass, which is part of one of his last commissions, the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church in Wisconsin. The quintessential architect, Frank Lloyd Wright’s design for the structure he affectionately termed “a little St. Sophia” is defined by the symbols of the Greek Orthodox faith (it is essentially a Greek cross inscribed in a circle), but it is a marked departure from traditional Byzantine church architecture. Four equidistant concrete pillars support the domed roof while defining a cross on the main floor. Wright’s resulting uninterrupted circular sanctuary creates an interior at once spacious and intimate. The 106-foot wide dome is not fixed but floats on thousands of ball bearings contained in a steel rail that caps the outer wall. The gold-anodized aluminum used throughout the building was a new material developed by Alcoa. The dome’s original blue tile exterior has been replaced by a synthetic plastic resin due to structural problems. One of Wright’s last major commissions, the church was not unveiled until two years after his death. More details on Frank Lloyd Wright Candle Holder – Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church:
- Dimensions: 5.5″H x 2.5″W x 2.5″L inches
- Weight: 1 lb
- Material: Brass, enamel, Battery operated tealight.
- Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wisconsin (Built: 1956)
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