Loving Frank

If you are interested in American architecture you will enjoy a novelist’s take on the life of Frank Lloyd Wright in the book Loving Frank.  I recently listened to it on cd, and for me it opened a door into Wright’s approach to and philosophy of his work.  The novel’s plot is driven by the love affair between Wright and one of his clients,  Mrs. Cheney.  I was equally taken with Wright’s observations, including “The measure of a man’s culture is the measure of his appreciation,” he said. “We are ourselves what we appreciate and no more.”

I love this Guggenheim cup and saucer.  You can buy this and more FLW-inspired designs online.

Guggenheim cappuccino cup and saucer

Guggenheim cappuccino cup and saucer

Advertisements

2 Comments »

  1. Ed B said

    You may also find it interesting that Ayn Rand used FLW as a model for Howard Roark in her novel ‘The Fountainhead’.
    Ed B.

    • Deborah said

      Ed,
      Thank you for your interesting comment. I appreciate it.
      Deborah

RSS feed for comments on this post · TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: