A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 160: Happy Belated, Frank Lloyd Wright!

Fallingwater-by-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-013

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

There are not many architects who are household names… That may sound like the start of a bad joke but it wasn’t intentional.

Frank-Lloyd-Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) may be at the top of that short list of architects who have made it to “household name” status. Yesterday was the famous Wisconsonite’s birthday (which makes him 150, the same age as Canada!). In its biography of Wright, the website Artsy says that he “punctuated nature with a capital “N”, placed great importance on the unity of man and nature and strived to compose environments where the architecture and land formed a unified whole”. This is not more apparent than in his most famous work, Fallingwater, the home he designed to sit atop a waterfall in Pennsylvania.

Here are some photos of that incredible work of art by one of the greatest of all time:

FW_FALL_01Falling-Water-1SPRING_slide2falling-water-fall-house-LFallingwater3369aa6e1d3dfcc1f0d23f62e34d3bf27-living-room-fireplace-hearth-LPhoto Apr 30, 2013, 6-09 PM2.FallingwaterPittsburghUSA2Fallingwater-by-Frank-Lloyd-Wright-013