Monday, June 13, 2011

move it on over

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.

8 comments:

Steve said...

I visited Fallingwater about 17 years ago, and I was totally impressed. I still have my tour booklet from that trip. It's a truly beautiful place, and I could see why you'd want to visit in every season.

Daisy said...

Interesting, kimy. I never knew of this place before.

I kind of want to pick up the apple core tho, and put it in my compost bin! :-)

Fresh Garden said...

Daisy just said what I wanted to say... sigh...

Cathy said...

Did you read "Loving Frank"? Never knew about his personal life and think it would make a fantastic movie. Fallingwater looks just lovely, can't wait to see it in different seasons if u decide to go and post.

Gary said...

Falling water is still on my bucket list.

Megan said...

I'd love to see it in person. I knew there were some round here and of course I went and looked and we were blocks away from one last weekend! Oops! But now I know how to find it.

This is always a positive space.

Megan said...

(some of Wright's houses, I meant)

Kate Hanley said...

I've always wanted to visit Falling Waters. Your pictures are just great. Of course, now I want to see that Apple Core!