Architecture Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

Winter 2008

Journal or Book Title

Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly

Volume

19

Issue

1

First Page

4

Last Page

9

Abstract

Why "Wright in Iowa?" Are there ways that Wright's Iowa works are distinguished from his built works elsewhere? Iowa is a typical Midwest state, exceptional in neither general geography nor landscape. The state's urban areas are minor, and Iowa has never been known for its subscription to avant-garde architecture. Its most renowned artist, Grant Wood, painted Iowa's rolling hills and pie-faced people in cartoon-like images that simultaneously champion and question the coalescence of people and place. Indeed, the state's most convincing buildings are found on its farms with their unpretentious, vernacular, agricultural buildings.

Comments

This article is from Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly 19 (2008): 4–9. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Language

en

File Format

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