Inside The Walls
Most famous for his design of Falling Water, an amazing home built around a waterfall in Pennsylvania back in 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,000 structures all over the world. Denver's Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art is attempting to encapsulate Wright's incredible career in the exhibit "Inside the Walls" from now until January 8th of next year. The exhibition will explore the relationship between Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture and decorative art. Continue reading to learn more about this internationally famous architectural designer.
About Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright believed in the concept of “a total work of art.” This means that the accessories and furnishings of a building should complement the architecture. Matching interior and exterior structures creates a unified whole, a single and fully-realized story. Decorative art objects from about a dozen of Wright’s building projects are part of the collection at the Kirkland Museum. These include pieces from the Imperial Hotel, Price Tower, Austin House, and more of his iconic buildings. This exhibit at Kirkland Museum reflects the range of Wright's work in Arts & Crafts, Art Deco and Modern styles.
Wright was the pioneer of several architectural design movements. For example, Wright is responsible for the Prairie School movement and also developed the concept of the Usonian home. He also designed original and innovative offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, museums, and other commercial projects. As part of his total art methodology, he designed interior elements like leaded glass windows, floors, furniture and even tableware. Even though he was a busy man, he still found time to write several books and numerous articles. Wright was also a popular lecturer on architectural design in the United States and across Europe.