Penwern book cover

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Penwern: A Summer Estate, by Mark Hertzberg, was published in June 19, 2019 by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Featuring beautiful color photographs, plus vintage black and white pictures and original Wright drawings, this book transports readers back to the glory days of gracious living and entertaining on the lake.

Purchase Penwern: A Summer Estate


In the Press

Local author, former Journal Times photographer, wins major award for Frank Lloyd Wright book,” Journal Times, June 16, 2020.


Book Tour Locations

July 31, 2018 at 3:52 pm
Online book talk at

June 10, 2019, 10-11 am
Hefter Conference Center
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

June 12, 2019
Burlington Public Library
166 E. Jefferson Street, Burlington WI

June 26, 2019
Chicago Architecture Center

July 9, 2019
Milwaukee Public Library – Central Library Branch – Krug Rare Books Room
814 W Wisconsin Ave. (in conjunction with Boswell Books)

May 18, 2020 (Virtual video presentation)
Monona Terrace presents: The Virtual Wright Design Series

Frank Lloyd Wright, the man who shaped Wisconsin, and world, architecture, was born on this date in Richland Center, Wis., in 1867. Society Press author Mark Hertzberg wishes Wisconsin's famous architect a happy birthday and honors Wright's legacy with this talk about Hertzberg's book, "Frank Lloyd Wright's Penwern: A Summer Estate". Wright had his famous studio, Taliesin, in Spring Green, Wis.

Continue learning more about Frank Lloyd Wright and his lesser-known work on summer estates in the book -- available at your favorite book retailer - and in the longer presentation Hertzberg did for the Monona Terrace FLW Design Series virtual tour on YouTube:

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