Hit the road with FL Wright?
June 15, 2017—
Twice a year, Frank Lloyd Wright loaded up his family and architecture fellows to embark on a caravan between his two schools: Taliesin East, in Wisconsin,
He considered the 2,200-mile drive to be a crucial way to refresh his perspective on all things architecture, cars, and the American landscape. Wright, of course, had comfy places to sleep, while his fellows typically rested under the stars, and he drove his convertible coupes as fast as he could over mostly unpaved roads. As we celebrate what would have been his 150th birthday (June 8), let’s imagine the wind in his hair, scarf flapping in the breeze, and the dust in his grill.
|Image credit: The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art||Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York)|
Source: Patrick Sisson, “On the road with Frank Lloyd Wright,” Curbed, June 8, 2017