2016年8月5日 星期五

Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959)

"An idea is salvation by imagination"—Frank Lloyd Wright, 1931
Photo: David Heald
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

American architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born on this day in 1867. The Frank Lloyd Wright room, installed in The American Wing, epitomizes Wright's concept of "organic architecture," in which the building, setting, interior, and furnishings are inextricably related.


Living Room from the Francis W. Little House: Windows and paneling | 1912–15
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Happy birthday to Frank Lloyd Wright, born on this day in 1867. Curator Amelia Peck discusses his living room from the Little House in this video: http://met.org/1MpBLSM
Frank Lloyd Wright (American, 1867–1959) | Living Room from the Francis W. Little House: Windows and paneling | 1912–15

This intriguing vase was designed by pioneering modern architect Frank Lloyd Wright, born ‪#‎onthisday‬ in 1867 http://ow.ly/NUzqm

Happy birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright. See more photos of the architect's work: http://ti.me/1JCXy9N
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright was born today in 1867. The design and construction of the Guggenheim Museum was his final project, and took place over a 16-year period of "keeping faith with an idea"http://gu.gg/O1riv


"Architecture is the triumph of human imagination." –Frank Lloyd Wright, 1930 ‪#‎FrankLloydWrightFridays‬ Photo: David Heald

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan: The Architects Other Passion

Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan: The Architects Other Passion

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Frank Lloyd Wright and the Art of Japan: The Architects Other Passion [Hardcover]

Julia Meech (Author)


From The New Yorker

Wood-block prints by artists like Hiroshige and Hokusai exerted a palpable influence on Frank Lloyd Wright's design aesthetic, but Wright was able to profit materially from them as well. During his early years as an architect, he supplemented his income by dealing in Japanese art, earning tens of thousands of dollars from sales, often at highly inflated prices, to private collectors, museums, and clients for whom he had built homes. In this meticulously researched, lavishly illustrated account, Wright's mercenary impulse is laid alongside his genuine passion for Japonisme, culminating in a 1919 episode in which, duped by a Tokyo dealer, he wound up selling forged and retouched prints to his best customers. His reputation forever damaged, he responded by ignoring his mounting debts and buying Japanese art only for himself.
Copyright © 2005 The New Yorker

About the Author

Julia Meech, a scholar and art historian, is a senior consultant in the Department of Japanese Art at Christie's in New York.


Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams; First Edition edition (March 1, 2001)
  • Language: English

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