Frank Lloyd Wright: Born into Architecture (02:18)
At age 83 Wright talks with Hugh Downs. He said his mother was a teacher who wanted an architect for a son. He says the decision was made before he was born.
Frank Lloyd Wright Discusses Skyscrapers (02:15)
Wright's first job is in designing clips for his engineering professor. Louis Sullivan influences Wright's designs.
Organic Architecture (02:20)
Frank Lloyd Wright discusses the concept of architecture from within, outward. He considers the needs of the family when designing a home.
Fallingwater: Home Location (01:47)
Wright details the materials used and the location of the Kaufmann house. He then explains his choice of location for Taliesin.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin (02:04)
Wright's grandfather cleared the land where Taliesin was built. Wright explains that how he chose the name Taliesin.
Buildings Demand Environmental Conformity (02:55)
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West is built in a harsh and unforgiving environment. Wright explains the difference between organic and conventional Architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright's Innovations in Architecture (02:01)
Wright details his contributions to architecture including a new sense of space, an open floor plan and streamlining. He also details gravity floor heat.
Box as Fascist Symbol in Architecture (01:41)
Frank Lloyd Wright believes that the architecture of freedom and democracy needs something besides the box. He uses indirect lighting behind shelves.
Frank Lloyd Wrights' Unique Church (02:18)
Wright believes in unity and uses a triangle shaped plan to inspire reverence without a steeple. His church is decentralized by the inward movement of the city.
Frank Lloyd Wright on Creating a City (03:05)
Frank Lloyd Wright discusses creating a city with natural architecture. He points out necessary deliberations for designing factories and the resulting pay off.
Wright Chooses Honest Arrogance (03:16)
Frank Lloyd Wright believes he could have been an influence on positive societal changes. He believes that for architecture to have freedom, it needs a center line.
Frank Lloyd Wright the Teacher (03:00)
Wright does not believe in teaching an art. If you master the inner principle, infinite variety will be the result. He discusses his greatest achievement and greatest disappointment.
Credits:A Conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright—From NBC’s Wisdom Series (00:20)
Credits:A Conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright—From NBC’s Wisdom Series
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