taliesin west

“Whether people are fully conscious of this or not, they actually derive countenance and sustenance from the atmosphere of the things they live in or with. They are rooted in them just as a plant is in the soil in which it is planted.” -Frank Lloyd Wright

Photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright celebrating his 85th birthday on June 8th, 1952 by Marya Lilien, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Art Library, Columbia University, New York). 

I would like to Officially Propose: Percival doesn’t remember much of his time at sea or the months surrounding it. That doesn’t mean people don’t remember him.

What is architecture anyway? Is it the vast collection of the various buildings which have been built to please the varying tastes of the various lords of mankind? I think not. No, I know that architecture is life; or at least it is life itself taking form and therefore it is the truest record of life as it was lived in the world yesterday, as it is lived today or ever will be lived…So, architecture I know to be a Great Spirit.
— Frank Lloyd Wright