Frank Lloyd Wright's Sustained Relevance

A new exhibit looks at the legacy and modern-day relevance of Frank Lloyd Wright, and imagines how he would react to the suburbia of today
February 22, 2011, 6am PST | Nate Berg
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"Wright foresaw suburbia as America's future, but his vision scarcely resembled the sprawl that has engulfed the countryside during the past 60 years. He advocated using underground parking so that shops and offices would not be marooned in a sea of parked cars, integrating farmland into residential and commercial districts and incorporating the natural environment into the built environment. According to Roberts, Wright would reject today's McMansions as 'not only ugly, but inefficient. He was opposed to developers who obliterated nature and then tried to recreate it in an ugly fashion. Wright's model has tremendous value in today's world.'"

The exhibit is now open at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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Published on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 in Express Milwaukee
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