Monday, April 29, 2013

Falling for Fallingwater

Frank Lloyd Wright’s house Fallingwater has been photographed every which way. No wonder. It's hard to believe that Wright designed it when he was 67 and that it reignited his career with over 400 more projects, one of them the Guggenheim Museum.  Fallingwater was almost immediately recognised as one of the great buildings of the twentieth century; an appearance on the cover of Time magazine in 1937 sealed the deal. First there is the anticipation as you walk through wooded parkland towards this house that is so familiar through photographs. And second there is the experience of being actually inside something you know so much better from images of its exterior. Unexpectedly we were allowed to photograph inside (a recent change no doubt brought on by phone cameras) so we decided to concentrate on details of the texture and finish that make up the personality of Fallingwater. Some of them you can see here and others are on OTN Stuff.
Images: Details of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater and bottom (we couldn’t help ourselves) the money shot.