2357 - Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man and his Architecture
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) hailed him as the "greatest American architect of all time." Frank Lloyd Wright had great contempt for the AIA, yet he would have agreed with their assessment of him. He compared himself to Michaelangelo. He was a romantic intellectual who was opinionated, eccentric, and arrogant. He was an author, philosopher, teacher, lover of fast cars, custom-made clothing, intelligent women, and Beethoven symphonies. His residential designs include Fallingwater, called "the greatest home ever designed." Slides, videos, and handouts will highlight his designs of places of worship and civic and business buildings, including the Guggenheim Museum, the Johnson Wax headquarters, and the Marin County administrative complex. His legacy, beyond architecture, includes films, plays, books, and a Simon and Garfunkel song about him. His designs grace retail shelves on items from toys to clothing to napkins. Join us as we examine his philosophy of organic architecture and his colorful life. Lecture (plus Questions)
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