June 8 – Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright

Posted on June 8, 2014

On this date in 1867 was born the man who was “the greatest American architect of all time (according to the American Institute of Architects).

...The man who created “the best all-time work of American architecture” (according to an article in Business Week) and more than 1000 other wonderful structures.

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that buildings should be in harmony with their environment as well as with humanity; this belief is called “organic architecture.”

Offices, churches, schools.
Skyscrapers, hotels, museums.
Exteriors, interiors, furniture, stained glass window.

Wright designed it all.

Here is a bit of (I assume) backwards prophecy:

Once her son had become a famous architect, his mother wrote in her biography that she told people when he was still in her womb that he would grow up to design beautiful buildings, and she says that she decorated his nursery walls with pictures of beautiful cathedrals.

I'm not positive I buy it. But...maybe... If for some reason she really, really wanted her son to be an architect, she might have told him so many times, he decided it was what he wanted, too.

Here's that “best all-time work” – Falling Water:

Not only is it one of the most famous homes ever built, it's been recreated in gingerbread...


...and Minecraft.

Learn more about architecture at Kinder Art and Loggia. 

Also on this date:

Upsy Daisy Day 

Children'sDay in the U.S.A. 

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