Getting back into the swing of things with a little Wright.
It's been tough to post lately, but I've started working on a few things and will (hopefully) have something new for you soon. In the meantime, Frank Lloyd Wright (a problematic favorite, I know) would have celebrated a birthday this week, so here's a roundup of some of my favorite Wright buildings (with a special appearance by Bruce Goff).
10 things: flw's rosenbaum house
Get the basics of Wright's only house in Alabama- also go visit if you're in the area.
flw's first unitarian society meeting house
Architecture was almost religion to Wright and this design- “a form of prayer.”
a usonian in iowa
Who wouldn't want to retire in a place like this- the Lowell and Agnes Walter House.
wright in the bay area
Breaking the proverbial box, the Honeycomb House marks Wright's shift from the rectangle to the hexagon (also the circle and the triangle).
a warehouse by wright
Maybe not your typical FLW, but this tomb-like warehouse is fascinating, nonetheless.
And lastly, Wright shares a birthday with an architect that I have quite the affection for- the dynamic and disruptive, architectural wunderkind turned revered iconoclast- Bruce Goff. You can read about him here.
Take care everyone.
Image at top:
Carol M. Highsmith, photographer. Darwin Martin Complex. Buffalo, New York, 2018. Courtesy of the Library of Congress, 2018700723.
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