Frank Lloyd Wright

“Born just two years after the end of the American Civil War, Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was witness to the extraordinary changes that swept the world from the leisurely pace of the nineteenth-century horse and carriage to the remarkable speed of the twentieth-century rocket ship. Unlike many of his contemporaries, who accepted such changes with reluctance, Wright welcomed and embraced the social and technological changes made possible by the Industrial Revolution and enthusiastically initiated his own architectural revolution. Inspired by the democratic spirit of America and the opportunities it afforded, he set out to design buildings worthy of such a democracy. Dismissing the masquerade of imported, historic European styles most Americans favored, his goal was to create an architecture that addressed the individual physical, social, and spiritual needs of the modern American citizen.” 


Obres destacades: 

Edifici Guggenheim de New York. 

Casa de la cascada - Chicago.

Típicas casas de la pradera

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Relacions amb Frank Lloyd Wright:

El manantial 

“the question isn't who is going to let me; it's who is going to stop me!” 

Es diu que Frank Lloyd Wright va inspirar aquesta novel·la D’Ayn Rand que després King Vidor portaria al cinema. On Gary Cooper donaria vida a l’arquitecte Howard Roark que prefereix no tenir feina que no pas acceptar encàrrecs contraris als seus ideals.

El títol s’inspira en la cita de la mateixa autora “El ego del hombre es el manantial del progreso humano”

Títol original: The fountainhead
Any: 1949
Duració: 114 min.
País: EEUU
Director: King Vidor
Guió: Ayn Rand (Novel·la: Ayn Rand)
Banda Sonora: Max Steiner
Repartiment: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey


Individualistic and idealistic architect Howard Roark is expelled from college because his designs fail to fit with existing architectural thinking. He seems unemployable but finally lands a job with like-minded Henry Cameron, however within a few years Cameron drinks himself to death, warning Roark that the same fate awaits unless he compromises his ideals. Roark is determined to retain his artistic integrity at all costs.

Algunes escenes que mostren el caràcter fidel de l’arquitecte:

- canvis al projecte:  

Vídeo de YouTube


- defensa final: 

Vídeo de YouTube