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Hello. How are you? This is a bead devoted to architectural design principles, architects, movements, and outstanding home or building design. Feel free to post articles, interviews, talks, documentaries and clips. A few architects whose...

Hello. How are you? This is a bead devoted to architectural design principles, architects, movements, and outstanding home or building design. Feel free to post articles, interviews, talks, documentaries and clips. A few architects whose works I appreciate: Kurosawa Kisho, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe, Antti Lovag, Paolo Soleri (who designed Arcosanti), Antoni Gaudi, Paul Revere Williams, Le Corbusier, Ant Farm and Zaha Hadid.
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Sep 20, 2015
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Ken Burns - Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright - procrastination or gestation?

I LOVE this story from Ken Burns's excellent film on Wright - told by Edgar Tafel - about how Wright had not drawn a single line on Falling Water until his client called him by surprise to say that he'd just gotten off the train at Milwaukee and would be there in under a few hours. Wright tells him to come along and sits down and begins to draw. I just absolutely love the way Tafel describes Wright drawing out a fully thought through Falling Water, section, plan, elevation - as we are told that Mozart held an entire symphony in his head until he was ready to capture it in notes. I also love the part about - once he's finally drawing - they kept people out of the room. "He knows where every damn tree is, where every rock is." Kaufman arrives and Wright stands up, puts out his hand and says "Welcome EJ, we've been waiting for you!"

You can get the whole gorgeous film on iTunes here.
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