Friday, June 29, 2012

Falling Water

Fallingwater is a great blessing - one of the great blessings to be experienced here on earth, I think nothing yet ever equalled the coordination, sympathetic expression of the great principle of repose where forest and stream and rock and all the elements of structure are combined so quietly that really you listen not to any noise whatsoever although the music of the stream is there. But you listen to Fallingwater the way you listen to the quiet of the country...
Frank Lloyd Wright Talk to the Taliesin Fellow

Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright

Fallingwater or Kaufmann Residence is a house designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, 50 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.  The home was built partly over a waterfall on Bear Run in the Mill Run section of Stewart Township, Fayette County Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands of the Allegheny Mountains.

Always all things at once, it remains as magical, as hallucinatory and as ethereal as a cascade of white water or an early morning mist. Neil Levine, 1996.

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