Saturday, June 3, 2017

CNN - Frank Lloyd Wright turns 150 - Black servant burned house down, buried ax in heads of Wright family members trying to escape --tma

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Marin County Civic Center

Maybe it was from the worst Simon & Garfunkel song ever. Maybe it was just a name thrown around in art class under the rubric of "Person You Should Have Heard Of By Now."
But when I finally did discover Wright's work, it was by accident -- a trip to the Guggenheim Museum in New York City.
Stunned by the building as much as the art inside it, I looked up the name of the architect only to find a very familiar set of names -- Frank Lloyd Wright.
For most Americans, Wright's name is associated with houses. He believed that quality design could be affordable, that people should live in harmony with nature instead of closed off from it, and that you didn't need a lot of space to live comfortably -- all, to my ear, very American ideas. ...