Happy Birthday Frank Lloyd Wright

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” The man who said that changed our point-of-view. He made us feel and think about space with a new mind. Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born this day in 1867. The Prairie School style of architecture developed largely from his ideas and physical inventions. He called it organic architecture. Things Frank thought about:

 “Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.” and “A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.” and “A free America… means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an
 expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.” and “A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn’t afterward.” and  
“Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day’s work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain.” The most stunning visual definition of organic architecture is Frank’s design Fallingwater in Bear Run, PA. Not dead/Dead since April 9, 1959.  


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