Wright for Wright Exhibition: The Experimental Architecture of Wright’s Homes
Fallingwater, Mill Run, Pennsylvania
October 1-December 31, 2017
In his 1953 book The Future of Architecture, Wright famously declared, “Every great architect is—necessarily—a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” The poetry of Wright’s architecture drew from nature and his three most personal designs—a home and studio in Oak Park, Illinois; a rural Wisconsin estate, Taliesin; and an Arizona desert sanctuary, Taliesin West—reflected an evolution of his organic architecture principles over a span of seven decades. Each home encapsulated differing roles for Wright as a designer, teacher, writer or businessman where living and working were often simultaneous activities. Wright for Wright explores the important design aspects of each home as well as their function within Wright’s life and legacy. This exhibition will be on view in the Speyer Gallery at Fallingwater from April 1 through Dec. 2017.