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Pair with "Window (for Avery Coonley Playhouse, Riverside, Illinois)" (85.348.1)
Ornamental glass elements in windows and doors played a major role in Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural decoration, enhancing the appearance of a room’s size and affecting its mood and focal points. These glass windows, stained in bright, primary colors, are part of a larger set made for the Avery Coonley Playhouse. The bright circles and squares most likely stemmed from Wright’s childhood excitement of playing with colorful maple blocks and cardboard cutouts of circles and squares, and evoked memories of lively parades with flags, balloons, and confetti.