Architecture Publications

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2008

Journal or Book Title

Amerikaanse dromen Frank Lloyd Wright en Nederland

First Page

50

Last Page

65

Abstract

The inside cover of the January 17,1938 Life magazine featured a photograph of the recently completed Kaufmann weekend house,'Fallingwater,' designed by America's best known architect, the then 70-year-old Frank Lloyd Wright: The house is shown emerging from thick woods, hovering above flowing water.The view is not from the approach to the house or from within, but from the outside, downstream, a vantage point that renders the conceptual idea of the house in its entirety: the magic of immense heaviness levitating; the Biblical metaphor of water from rock; an exclusive retreat alone in acres of wooded paradise.

Comments

This chapter is from Amerikaanse dromen Frank Lloyd Wright en Nederland, ed. Herman van Bergeijk (Rotterdam: Uitgeverij 010, 2008). Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Uitgeverij 010

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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