Frank Lloyd Wright

Stylish Illustrations Showcase Brilliant Quotes From Iconic Architects

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Architects are, of course, best known for their aesthetic sensibilities. But as a series of illustrations by Barcelona-based architect and graphic designer Federico Babina (whose work we’ve featured several times on Flavorwire) reminds us, some of history’s greatest architects also had a way with words. ARCHIQUOTE collects some of their most insightful and inspiring utterances, from Charles and Ray Eames’ “Take your pleasure seriously” to Mies van der Rohe’s immortal “Less is more,” in text that evokes each icon’s unique style. Click through for a selection of highlights from the series.
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Brilliant Works of Architecture Made Easier to Understand (and Even Nicer to Look At)

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As a former architecture student at UCLA, Michie Cao was fascinated by the simplicity and beauty of the great works of modern architecture, but always felt that it wasn’t easy for people who didn’t truly understand design and construction to appreciate what made them so perfect. To fix this, the School of Visual Arts grad student came up with Archigrams, a whimsical set of small prints showcasing some of her favorite architectural marvels, complete with facts to help people better understand the process and art behind the structures.
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7 Great Works of Fiction Inspired by Famous Architecture

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Told in a multi-narrator style that would make William Faulkner proud, Kelcey Parker’s novella, Liliane’s Balcony, is set at Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural masterpiece Fallingwater, and is the finest piece of fiction I’ve read this year that stars a famous building. Since I’m such a big fan of both the novella and Wright, I asked Parker — whose incorporation of Fallingwater intrigued me even before I even cracked open the book — to list some of her favorite examples of architecture in literature. Click through to read her selections.
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