A Year of Creating Dangerously, Day 161: Saturday Life Quotes – Frank Lloyd Wright

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“An idea is salvation by imagination.”

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959), the great American architect, had his 150th birthday this week. He was not around to enjoy it, of course, but his outstanding buildings are still around for us to enjoy. And his words remain, too, holding up almost as marvelously as his works. Wright provides this Saturday’s Life Quotes:

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

“Space is the breath of art.”

“There is nothing more uncommon than common sense.”

“I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.”

“No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.”7c5eb57bc26639a5eb29e31b3877fed2

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.”

“The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope.”flw0112

“Art for art’s sake is a philosophy of the well-fed.”

“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.”

“The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes.”8c66f641d4f330c13de44e120e903b49

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

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“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.

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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:

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