June 8, 2017

Today is the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. I am one of Wright’s many admirers; in fact, for years I have kept a photo of him near my desk for inspiration. Most of the commemorations today will probably emphasize his architecture, and justifiably so. I love it, too.

Beyond design, however, Wright inspires for the way he lived. He wasn’t always a role model in his personal life, but Wright had a monumental spirit. He was a fiercely independent thinker, who had no regard for cant or sacred cows. With the exception of a few lulls, he was tirelessly productive, and he was still doing meaningful work in his 80’s and 90’s.

Above all, he seemed always willing to evolve as an artist. His portfolio contains a staggering variety of design. Works like the Larkin Building, the Guggenheim, the Johnson Wax Building, and the Beth Sholom Synagogue, to name a few, are in many ways as different as...

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