The Importance of Learning from Building Buildings
Frank Lloyd Wright
Watching the BBC4 documentary on Frank Lloyd Wright last night was timely valuable reminder of just how astonishing the range and quality of his output was; sufficient material for an entire series. Take the Johnstone Wax Building, whose astonishing top-lit hypostyle hall was a response to dismal and uninspiring surroundings. Who could have imagined that a place of work without any views could also be a world class piece of architecture and a much-loved and still in use workspace? Wright’s work is a testimony to the importance of learning from building buildings-in his case, hundreds of them and developing ideas through practice, rather than theory.
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