Sunday, June 29, 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright

My selection for my June artist is an American architect. I think you will enjoy learning about one of his buildings. Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who was born June 8, 1867 at Richland Center, Wisconsin. He died on April 9, 1959 at the age of 91. I have always been interested in architecture. It is the art and science of designing and building structures within spaces.

My most favorite Wright piece of architecture is classified as organic architecture. Organic architecture is when the architect designs the building within the natural surroundings so both work together to create the total composition. In today’s world that is a beautiful philosophy. The building is called Fallingwater and is located in Mill Run, Pennsylvania. Fallingwater is in the southwest Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands southeast of Pittsburgh. To take a short virtual tour of this magnificent structure click here.

Well-known during his own lifetime, Frank Lloyd Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time.” I hope you loved Fallingwater as much as I do and go visit it soon.

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