non objective art-chitecture

Kandinsky was always acclaimed as the foremost originator of the new idea in modern art, non-objective art.Frank Lloyd Wright claimed he was doing these paintings in 1898, even before the twentieth-century started claiming the origin of the new ideas in modern art and architecture to be American in origin and not European…

Frank Lloyd Wright never claimed for Oriental art any unique mastery of the simplified , the distilled essential, the truly abstracted. He was quite aware that these properties reside in all great art, of West and East alike. What he argued was that they could be studied by the artist and designer with more clarity and detachment in Oriental than in Western examples. Just because it is so eccentric to the orbit of prejudices, Oriental art can be studied without critical entanglements, with an objectivity which the individual could simply not bring to bear on their own artistic tradition.

---Midway Gardens was a magnificent indoor/outdoor beer garden. It fell victim to Prohibition.---Read More:

It is a matter of sad record that few architects or artists in 1906, were willing or able to follow Wright’s advice. Yet as if to prove to the world that these principles would work, in sculpture and mural as well as in architecture, he produced the Midway Gardens in 1913. Here, in this most festive of all his projects, he made a wider and bolder use of independent art forms than he ever had before or ever would again. He was determined to solve the problem, even if it meant doing sculpture and mural with his own bare hands.

“I clearly saw my trusty T-square and aspiring triangle as a means to the end I had in mind,” Wright said. There was a young sculptor named Ianelli on the Midway job, and Wright is vague, if amiable about his exact contributions. But the great interior mural is so reminiscent of Kandinsky and the smaller geometric bas-reliefs in cast concrete, the caryatids around the garden wall; all bear the indelible mark of Wright’s own genius.

---Frank Lloyd Wright Larkin Company Administrative Building (demolished), Buffalo, New York, 1902–06, exterior view (detail). © 2009 The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation---Read More:

It was not, perhaps, great art. Wright certainly never claimed it was, but it was happy for its purpose, and this context it stands up very well. It would mark Wright’s last effort to establish a working relationship with the other arts. It was the last building, the Midway, in which the explicit statement of art was to occupy a position of such importance. From then on, art, ornament, and decoration become increasingly subdued, abstracted, and oblique in statement or meaning. That is, in Wright’s words, they become “organic to the structure.”

History has proven that Wright’s standards to have been correct. However, this failure to establish contact with the fine arts such as in his strong-willed and arrogant approach to design of the Guggenheim Museum later, resulted in a sort of contemptuous isolation. Architecture, always the most important, was destined to become the only art. Wright proceeded to hew out for himself a beautiful, strong, and complete aesthetic. Yet, it was at the same time, a uniquely private system. Just as their was little room for collaboration with other artists when he was alive, there is little and has been little related progeny since his death.

---now you can enjoy the next best thing. A miniature version. On Saturday, August 27, a LEGO model of Wright’s 9,062 square-foot Robie House will be unveiled in a special ceremony at his most famous Prairie-style work (5757 S. Woodlawn Ave.). From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., guests can interact with Chicago resident and LEGO Robie House designer, Adam Reed Tucker, and even receive his autograph. To replicate the actual building’s dramatic overhangs and art glass, the near 5-inch-tall LEGO Architecture: Robie House is made of 2,276 pieces. The set, along with a booklet of the Robie House’s design and history can be purchased at the Robie House, the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, the Rookery Building and ShopWright. Although the model is recommended for ages 16 and older, all purchases support the restoration, preservation and education programs of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust. ---Read More:

The Guggenheim expresses that tragic fact; yet still Wright’s policy was a wise one, and the constellation of beautiful structures he produced between 1887 and 1913 can attest to that from the Larkin building, Robie Houses up to the Midway Gardens. No other architect in America, or the whole world could match his creativity during those years.

---Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin Home & Studio was his longest ongoing project, begun in 1911, Wright constantly made alterations and additions until his death in 1959. 2011 is the centennial year for Taliesin, and what we see now is completely different than what would have been there 100 years ago.--- Read More:htt

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