23 August 2016

The Quirky Genius of Frank Lloyd Wright ~

In yesterday's post I showed you the Wright party room at Taliesin West. Way in the back on the north wall you can see this pot/urn. Here is the remarkable side view. The story is this... when it was finally decided to install glass in the windows (replacing the canvas shades), this pot became a dilemma for the architecture students. Wright felt the piece was perfectly situated on the shelf and would not permit the students to widen the shelf. The solution that they finally proposed was to custom cut the glass so that the window would be created around the urn. And that is what Wright had them do! 

1 comment:

  1. He definitely had firm ideas yet it forced the students to be creative!