Copyright, Jim LaneWright's Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona, ca. 1935-55. At first glance,
it would that there are no "boxes" here; but if one looks closely,
they're present, just heavily disguised.
|Fallingwater, a good place to begin.|
|The Winslow House floor plan, |
1893, arranging boxes.
|The Winslow House, Oak Park,|
Illinois, rectangles upon rectangles.
Copyright, Jim Lane
Hillside House, Spring Green, Wisconsin, ca. 1902, at best, a compromise with the "box."
The drafting studio is on the upper level to the left, the dining hall and
auditorium are on the lower level on the right.
|The origin of Wright's captivity within the box? Taliesin West suggests it may |
have started in his childhood with a set of toy blocks like these.
|The Robie House, 1912, Oak Park, Illinois, the creative use of cubes. |
It's little wonder their gift shop sells a Lego version of the house.
|The Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Tempe, Arizona, |
designed, 1959, completed 1962-64. Freedom from the box, the luxury of the curve.
|The Guggenheim Museum, 1959, New York,|
Wright's cyclonic escape from the box.
|Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,|
designed 1956, built, 1959-61. Hardly a box in sight.
Goodbye Bauhaus, goodbye FLW; hello Frank Gehry.