Showing posts with label Frank Lloyd Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Frank Lloyd Wright. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

More Wright Stuff

- Spent this evening building building Lincoln Logs with my grandson. Lincoln Logs were invented in 1916, by John Lloyd Wright, son of Frank Lloyd Wright. The toy was based on the architecture of the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo, designed by the inventor's father. The foundation of the hotel was designed with interlocking beams, which made the structure "earthquake proof". This feature assisted in the design of the toy logs, ensuring stability of the miniature buildings created with the toy set. John Lloyd Wright was issued US Patent 1,351,086 on August 31, 1920, for a "Toy-Cabin Construction." Today Lincoln Logs are distributed by K'nex. Canon G11, 1/80 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 400 in macro mode.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Temple of the Spirit

- Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the cylindrical museum building, wider at the top than the bottom, was conceived as a "temple of the spirit" and is one of the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks. From the street, the building looks like a white ribbon curled into a cylindrical stack. Its appearance is in sharp contrast to typically rectangular Manhattan buildings that surround it, a fact relished by Wright, who claimed that his museum would make the nearby Metropolitan Museum of Art "look like a Protestant barn." Canon 5D Mark II, 1/25 sec @ f/13, ISO 200, 24mm focal length converted to black & white in Lightroom 3.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Shining Brow

"Shining Brow" is the literal translation of "Taliesin" the Welsh name Frank Lloyd Wright gave to his 1911 country home and studio in Southwest Wisconsin near Spring Green. Wright positioned the home on the "brow" of a hill, a favorite of his from childhood, rather than on the peak so that Taliesin would appear as though it arose naturally from the landscape. Canon 7D, 1/60 @ f/16, ISO 200.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Unity Skylight

We visited Frank Lloyd Wright's modern masterpiece the Unity Temple in Oak Park Illinois today. This is the view looking up at the Wright designed ceiling light screens. This is unlike any church I've ever seen and it was designed in 1905. It was simply awe inspiring. Canon G11, 1/1250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 400.

Monday, April 6, 2009

96 - Taliesin West

From 365 Project
This was the original water tower at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West complex in Scottsdale Arizona. The complex served as the winter home for Wright and his family as well as the entire Taliesin Fellowship. Water was taken from a deep well Wright had installed in the mid 1930's and was stored in an elevated tank to provide water pressure for the complex. Canon G10, 1/250s at f/8.0, ISO 100. See more of my pictures from Taliesin West.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

88 - The Usonian House

From 365 Project
A silhouette view of the cutouts from the Pope-Leighy House designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright for Loren Pope in winter 1940-41. Each Wright house had a unique design repeated throughout. This cutout is featured on clerestory windows all round the structure. The Usonian houses were designed to bring organic architecture to "every man". This 1200 square foot home was built for $7000. Canon 40D, 1/125s at f/6.4, ISO 400 with a 36mm equivalent focal length.