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Frank Lloyd Wright

Datum narození: 8. červen 1867
Datum úmrtí: 9. duben 1959

Frank Lloyd Wright byl jedním z nejvýznamnějších amerických architektů. Narodil jako první dítě Williama Careyho Wrighta a Anny Lloyd Jones-Wrightové. Po studiích na wisconsinské univerzitě v Madisonu odjel Wright v roce 1889 do Chicaga. Zde pracoval nejprve pro Josepha Lymana Silsbeea a později se angažoval v architektonické firmě Adler & Sullivan, až si nakonec v roce 1893 otevřel svou vlastní praxi.

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Citáty Frank Lloyd Wright

„Než Louis Sullivan ukázal cestu, vysokým budovám chyběla jednota. Byly postaveny ve vrstvách jako velký svatební dort. Všichni bojovali proti výšce místo aby ji důstojně a čestně přijali.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

[(en) Until Louis Sullivan showed the way, the high buildings lacked unity. They were built up in layers like a great wedding cake. All were fighting height instead of gracefully and honestly accepting it.]
Zdroj: [Jones, Cranston, Architecture Today and Tomorrow, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1961, 2, anglicky]

„No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography (1932) page 168
Kontext: No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.

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„It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

Lecture to the Chicago Women’s Aid (1918); later published as "Chicago Culture" in On Architecture: Selected Writings (1894-1940) (1941)
Kontext: It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth. … In a great workshop like Chicago this creative power germinates, even though the brutality and selfish preoccupation of the place drive it elsewhere for bread. Men of this type have loved Chicago, have worked for her, and believed in her. The hardest thing they have to bear is her shame. These men could live and work here when to live and work in New York would stifle their genius and fill their purse.... New York still believes that art should be imported; brought over in ships; and is a quite contented market place. So while New York has reproduced much and produced nothing, Chicago’s achievements in architecture have gained world-wide recognition as a distinctively American architecture.

„I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course..but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

Quote from an interview on the NBC television program, Wisdom- A Conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright (1953)
Kontext: I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course.. but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow. Well I suppose I, being an exemplar, could be called a teacher, in spite of myself. So go ahead, call me a teacher.

„If you would see how interwoven it is in the warp and woof of civilization … go at night-fall to the top of one of the down-town steel giants and you may see how in the image of material man, at once his glory and his menace, is this thing we call a city.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

Lecture to the Chicago chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1904); later published as "The Art and Craft of the Machine" in On Architecture: Selected Writings (1894-1940) (1941) <!-- Duell, Sloan, & Pearce publishers -->
Kontext: If you would see how interwoven it is in the warp and woof of civilization … go at night-fall to the top of one of the down-town steel giants and you may see how in the image of material man, at once his glory and his menace, is this thing we call a city. There beneath you is the monster, stretching acre upon acre into the far distance. High over head hangs the stagnant pall of its fetid breath, reddened with light from myriad eyes endlessly, everywhere blinking. Thousands of acres of cellular tissue, the city’s flesh outspreads layer upon layer, enmeshed by an intricate network of veins and arteries radiating into the gloom, and in them, with muffled, persistent roar, circulating as the blood circulates in your veins, is the almost ceaseless beat of the activity to whose necessities it all conforms. The poisonous waste is drawn from the system of this gigantic creature by infinitely ramifying, thread-like ducts, gathering at their sensitive terminals matter destructive of its life, hurrying it to millions of small intestines to be collected in turn by larger, flowing to the great sewers, on to the drainage canal, and finally to the ocean.

„I believe in God, only I spell it "Nature."“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

As quoted in Quote magazine (14 August 1966)
Zdroj: Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture

„The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

New York Times Magazine (4 October 1953) Sometimes paraphrased: "A doctor can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his clients to plant vines."

„The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

Quoted in A Living Architecture : Frank Lloyd Wright and Taliesin Architects (2000) by John Rattenbury
Kontext: Human beings can be beautiful. If they are not beautiful it is entirely their own fault. It is what they do to themselves that makes them ugly. The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes. If you foolishly ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it. Your life will be impoverished. But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life.

„Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change.“

—  Frank Lloyd Wright

As quoted in The World's Best Thoughts on Life & Living (1981) compiled by Eugene Raudsepp; also quoted in The Michigan Daily http://www.pub.umich.edu/daily/1998/nov/11-10-98/arts/arts2.html (10 November 1998)

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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