Masterpiece: Fallingwater by Frank Lloyd Wright
A free America, democratic in the sense that our forefathers intended it to be, 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.
Frank Lloyd Wright – The Future of Architecture (1953)
“Frank Lloyd Wright (born June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 532 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935) . . .”
“Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house . . . in rural south-western Pennsylvania, 43 miles (69 km) southeast of Pittsburgh. The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run . . . it is listed among Smithsonian’s Life List of 28 places to visit before you die.” Wikipedia quotes
. . . with wide open windows
“The best way to light a house is God’s way, the natural way . . .”
Frank Lloyd Wright – The Natural House (1954)
“The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind.” – Frank Lloyd Wright
“An idea is salvation by imagination.” FLW
Architectural features of true democratic ground-freedom would rise naturally from topography, which means that buildings would all take on the nature and character of the ground on which in endless variety they would stand and be component part.
Frank Lloyd Wright