Juniorversity // 03

Frank Lloyd Wright (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright) was one of the greatest thinkers to ever live. He was a man of ideals and passion, he held a vision of how the world ought to be, and he continuously strove to make it a reality through his work. The greatest and most enduring of all his ideals was to make the architecture of buildings as organic as the ground they sat on. He called it Organic Architecture (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Organic_architecture), which had many modernist similarities to the other major architectural movement of the early 20th Century, The International Style (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/International_style_(architecture)), yet differentiated itself by retaining it’s connection to the natural world. This philosophy is best described through his greatest works: Taliesin (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Taliesin_(studio)), Fallingwater (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Fallingwater), and The Guggenheim Museum, New York (http://en NULL.wikipedia NULL.org/wiki/Solomon_R NULL._Guggenheim_Museum)–all enduring works of incredible power. But if you take only one idea from Wright, make it his idea of what an education should be. As you’ll hear in the second video below, the most important lessons in our short and insignificant lives are often the ones we are enlightened to, not conditioned to think.

Written by Junior
Originally posted on: 29/01/2010