Inspired by Wright
The Form and Function of Science Fiction
Science fiction and architecture are both practices that imagine—and critique—new worlds. Frank Lloyd Wright’s work was both a critique of the way we build and a projection about how our built world could change. Wright wasn’t just designing a new built environment, his work was always also addressing the political and economic architecture of future societies. Some particular examples of the way in which his projects have been used in science fiction show the complicated relationship between his social and spatial imaginations.
Fred Scharmen | Nov 15, 2019
Make Your Own Origami Cube: An Introduction to Architecture 101
The cube is an essential building block of architecture when it comes to understanding the built environment. In this hands-on activity we blend the geometric forms Frank Lloyd Wright was inspired by with the Japanese art of paper folding.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Nov 13, 2019
Learning by Doing Part 5 – The Whole is to the Part as the Part is to the Whole
In the final part of her learning by doing series, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 2018-2019 Graphic Design Fellow Meagan Vanderhill reflects on the process and dissects what she learned from applying Wright’s principles to her life.
Meagan Vanderhill | Nov 12, 2019
New Jewelry Collection Inspired by the Cabaret Theatre at Taliesin West
Inspired by the light and use of shape in Frank Lloyd Wright’s Cabaret Theatre at Taliesin West, Phoenix artist Jason Catlin created a collection of jewelry using 3D scanning technology. We spoke with him to learn more about his process and what inspires him about Wright’s work.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 23, 2019
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Introduces Revamped Field Trip Program
This fall, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is rolling out a revamped K-12 field trip program at Taliesin West with the introduction of two new tours and corresponding education labs.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Oct 17, 2019
Learning by Doing Part 4 – The Architecture of Music
In this installment of her Learning by Doing series, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 2018-2019 Graphic Design Fellow, Meagan Vanderhill, explores the role music has played in the Taliesin Fellowship, and how it connects to architecture.
Meagan Vanderhill | Oct 15, 2019
Plagued by Fire: New Biography Explores the Humanity of Frank Lloyd Wright
In his forthcoming biography, “Plagued by Fire: The Dreams and Furies of Frank Lloyd Wright,” award-winning author Paul Hendrickson delves into the life of Frank Lloyd Wright, covering many controversial and interesting topics including the unmistakable role of fires in his life.
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Sep 26, 2019
Learning by Doing Part 3 – Finding Inspiration in the Ordinary
For the next several months, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 2018-2019 Graphic Design Fellow, Meagan Vanderhill, will be exploring the concept of learning by doing. Here, she challenges herself to find inspiration in her everyday routine by seeing things through a more creative lens.
Meagan Vanderhill | Sep 11, 2019
Learning By Doing Part 2 – In the Kitchen
For the next several months, Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation 2018-2019 Graphic Design Fellow, Meagan Vanderhill, will be exploring the concept of learning by doing. Here, she tries her hand at cooking and working in the kitchen, much like members of the Fellowship once did.
Meagan Vanderhill | Aug 2, 2019