Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.
Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 -1959) architect & interior designer
we packed in quite a bit of art, architecture, and nature this last week - i can now cross "visit falling water" off my bucket list. but then again, maybe not - having visited in late spring/almost summer and witnessing first hand wright's masterpiece's spiritual union with the surrounding environment, i now want to visit the place in every season. i guess this is a case of one step forward and three steps backwards!
in addition to visiting falling water, we also checked out another of frank's houses, kentuck knob. both places were amazing - although they were very different from one another, yet each blended perfectly with their respective environments. we weren't planning on visiting kentuck knob, but when i heard about its "sculpture meadow," there was no way i was going pass up the opportunity - after all, we were right in the neighborhood.
we arrived at falling water a half hour before our scheduled tour so had enough time to visit the museum shop - we didn't go crazy in the museum shop - just bought a couple small gifts - one a small book entitled 101 things i learned in architecture school by matthew frederick. i thought #6 is not only instructive as far as understanding architecture and space - but is also a good lesson for living - we move through negative spaces and dwell in positive spaces. doesn't that sounds like some mighty good mouse medicine!
photos: top - falling water; bottom - claes oldenburg's apple core, pennsylvania, june 2011
move it on over hank williams sr's very first country hit. hank wrote this song in 1947 and although considered a country classic, the song is considered influential to rock and roll.