Friday, March 4, 2011


Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic house, built for the Kaufmann family of Pittsburgh in 1935, dramatically cantilevered over a waterfall in southwestern Pennsylvania, is most often pictured as a potent sculptural object. But Wright also designed it for livability, with multiple terraces and glass corners and natural stone flowing from outdoors into the interior, bringing the house’s occupants into an intimate relationship with nature. He also provided a complex array of indoor environments for various activities, while retaining a refreshing openness. These photographs provide a sense of what made Fallingwater such a pleasant weekend retreat in all seasons.

For more about Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, see Modernism, Vol. 14, No. 1, Spring 2011.

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