Frank Lloyd Wright - Design Legends

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'

Ode on a Grecian Urn - Keats

Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect 1867 - 1959
Falling Water 1935 Pennsylvania

photo from Galen Frysinger photo archive via Desire to Inspire


  1. Patricia , such a great note. F Lloyd Wright is one of my favorite architect . When I was in the Usa , I haven't had time to go to see th falling waters house but it was my dream .
    Architecture and nature together are just the best.

  2. Hi Melanie
    I hope that you will be able to visit Falling Waters one day.
    Thanks for your comment.

  3. Patricia, this is probably my favorite building of all time. FLW was a genius. It's difficult to beleive sometimes that the idea for the home is over 100 yrs old, and yet it still looks so modern and so relevant today. I would love to go visit it next time I'm in the US. For anyone interested there is a book that was written by the Kauffmann's son (the family who commissioned the house) and its full of interesting anecdotes.

  4. I am ashamed to say that we lived in Pittsburgh for 5 years and never made it to Falling Waters. A fact that I very much regret.

  5. Hi Suzy
    Thanks for the tip on the book. For anyone interested the book is:
    Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Waters by Donald Hoffmann http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_/104-0010277-2186355?initialSearch=1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Falling+Waters+by+kauffman

    "Artist's are true visionaries and they help us to see what is around us in a new ways".
    Let's all support them.

  6. Hi All the Best
    That is so often the case. I know I am probably guilty of the same thing.

  7. This should be in the dictionary under Perfection. Looking at it closely, do you think they superimposed the picture of the house through those trees? It's just placed so perfectly. Or, is that from a lookout point? Isn't it amazing that one person had the vision to create a house like this. I once read an article on the house that was about how the beauty came from outside the house, looking at it, rather than inside, looking out. That you were unaware of the genius of the house from the inside, you had to be outside to know it. Anyway, beautiful picture and thought provoking one, too.


  8. Anonymous5/8/07

    Enjoying your blog... One comment -the correct name is Fallingwater....

  9. Anonymous22/8/07

    I was a fortunate one. I grew up in Pittsburgh and the first time I visited Fallingwater was when I was 14 years old. Its effect will always stay with me. Fallingwater speaks to young people and they are able to instantly recognize its genius and harmony...If you have kids, get them there somehow...I'm hoping to go back with mine in September or October.

  10. Hi Anonymous
    Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I have made the correction.

  11. Hi Lenore
    I can see why kids would like this.
    He was a true genius...it appeals to all ages. Your kids are lucky to be able to see it in person.
    Thanks for your comment.

  12. Hi Joni
    Thanks for your observations. I think part of the beauty of this house is how it completely integrates into the landscape. I wish more architects and builders would design for the landscape.


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