Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the world's most prominent and influential architects.He developed a series of highly individual styles, influenced the design of buildings all over the world, and to this day remains America's most famous architect.Wright was also well known in his lifetime.
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Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change.
Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world.
Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men.
Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.
I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it.
Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60.
They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall.
The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings.
Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.
It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.
Mechanization best serves mediocrity.
Greed in human nature may now come near to enslaving all humanity by means of the Machine - so fast and far has progress gone with it. This will be evident to anyone who stops to study the modern mechanistic Moloch and takes time to view it in its larger aspects.
Is there anything more anti-American than McCarthyism?
By playing down to the idea of the common man, dogmatic political authority exploits him... So the ideal of innate aristocracy of which hour forefathers dreamed is betrayed for votes in the name of democracy.
I find it hard to believe that the machine would go into the creative artist's hand even were that magic hand in true place. It has been too far exploited by industrialism and science at expense to art and true religion.
Man is a phase of nature, and only as he is related to nature does he matter, does he have any account whatever above the dust.
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor.
Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes.
Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun.
Our forefathers were not only brave. I believe they were right. I believe that what they meant was that every man born had equal right to grow from scratch by way of his own power unhindered to the highest expression of himself possible to him.
The baby boomers are out there, they've had a lot of good years of earnings, they've inherited wealth. They are buying trophy homes and will be for years. We are one of those places people dream of. They come here to buy a piece of that dream.
We boast the highest standard of living when it's only the biggest.
Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism.
.. but only through the direct responsibility of the individual.
Space is the breath of art.
If it sells, it's art.
I wouldnt mind seeing opera die. Ever since I was a boy, I regarded opera as a ponderous anachronism, almost the equivalent of smoking.
How many understand that Nature is the essential character of whatever is.
It's something you'll find by looking not at, but in, always in. It's always inside the thing, and it makes the outside. And some day, when you get sufficiently proficient in understanding the use of the term, you can tell by the outside pretty much from what's inside.
The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect.