Frank Lloyd Wright

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Salah satu tokoh dalam dunia arsitektur internasional, seseorang yang khas pada awal abad ke-20 di tengah maraknya mainstream Arsitektur Modern yang menyodorkan pencakar langit setelah Otis menemukan mesin lift, konsep-konsep form follow function, ornament is crime atau big is beautiful dan lain-lain. Wright membumikan ruang tinggal manusia secara organik, menyatu dengan alam tanpa kehilangan kosakata Arsitektur Modern.

Karya-karyanya yang terkenal seperti rumah Fallingwater di Pennsylvania, museum Solomon R. Guggenheim di New York yang menjadi ajang kejar-kejaran di film Men in Black antara Will Smith dengan alien, Johnson Wax Headquarters, Price Tower, dan Unity Temple.

Berikut beberapa kalimatnya yang cukup terkenal:

  • “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization”
  • “Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comforat, expressed in organic simplicity.”
  • “Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun”
  • “Mechanization best serves mediocrity”
  • “No stream rises higher than its source. What ever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built.”
  • “Classicism is a mask and does not reflect transition. How can such a static expression allow interpretation of human life as we know it? A fire house should not resemble a French Chateau, a bank a Greek temple and a university a Gothic Cathedral. All of the ism are imposition on life itself by way of previous education.”
  • “Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders’ spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground.”
  • “A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart.”
  • “Less is only more where more is no good”
  • “Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art”
  • “Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now.”
  • “The room within is the great fact about the building”
  • “Form follows function-that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union”
  • “Every great architect is — necessarily — a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age”
  • The architect must be a prophet . . . a prophet in the true sense of the term . . . if he can’t see at least ten years ahead don’t call him an architect”
  • “An architect’s most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site”
  • “Consider everything in the nature of a hanging fixture a weakness, and naked radiators an abomination”
  • “Space. The continual becoming: invisible fountain from which all rhythms flow and to which they must pass. Beyond time or infinity”
  • “The space within becomes the reality of the building”
  • “Space is the breath of art”
  • “True ornament is not a matter of prettifying externals. It is organic with the structure it adorns, whether a person, a building, or a park. At its best it is an emphasis of structure, a realization in graceful terms of the nature of that which is ornamented”
  • “A doctor can bury his mistakes, but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines”


26 komentar untuk catatan 'Frank Lloyd Wright'

  1. #1

    thanks buat artikelnya, paling ga’ sedikit ngebantu buat ngebahas penerapan ars.organik-nya FLW…..

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