The Garden Guide

Wright, Frank Lloyd

Born - Died : 1869 - 1959

American architect, originally trained as a civil engineer. Frank Lloyd Wright was a great innovator and had a strong sense of how to relate buildings to gardens and landscapes. This genius is seen at Fallingwater (1937) and his own house and studio at Taliesin (1937). Frank Lloyd Wright said 'no house should ever be ON a hill or ON anything, it should be OF the hill, belonging to it, hill and house should live together, each the happier for the other'. He might have added that a house should not be 'ON a garden', for he surely believed it.