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Fallingwater Celebrates 75 Years!

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I have always been in love with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, he is in my opinion, one of the most talented American architects of all time. Frank Lloyd Wright promoted organic architecture, he was a true believer in merging the outdoors with the indoors, the most successful example of this is Fallingwater. Voted [...]




 

 

I have always been in love with the work of Frank Lloyd Wright, he is in my opinion, one of the most talented American architects of all time. Frank Lloyd Wright promoted organic architecture, he was a true believer in merging the outdoors with the indoors, the most successful example of this is Fallingwater. Voted the most important building of the 20th century in a poll conducted by the American Institute of Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater this month celebrates its 75th anniversary. This residential mountain retreat masterpiece by Wright was designed in 1935 for legendary Pittsburgh department store owner Edgar Kaufmann Sr. When Wright came to the site he appreciated the powerful sound of the falls, the vitality of the young forest, the dramatic rock ledges and boulders; these were elements to be interwoven with the serenely soaring spaces of his structure. But Wright’s insight penetrated more deeply. He understood that people were creatures of nature, hence an architecture which conformed to nature would conform to what was basic in people. Fallingwater opened a new chapter in American architecture, and is perhaps rightly considered Wright’s greatest work. Commemorating the anniversary, Rizzoli has published a 382 page book entitled “Fallingwater” complete with specially commissioned photography just for this book. Simply Stunning!

Fallingwater

Terraces Fallingwater

Pool Fallingwater

Living Room Fallingwater

Interior Fallingwater

Interior Fallingwater

Steps Fallingwater

Fall at Fallingwater


 

 

 
 
 

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