Article: FLW a Shaker-design fan?

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DavidC
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Article: FLW a Shaker-design fan?

Post by DavidC »

The Shakers' strikingly modern design arrives in Chicago

This article states, "It's not clear if that was why Shaker furniture appealed so strongly to modernist designers, starting with Frank Lloyd Wright...". And later "Frank Lloyd Wright was also an admirer."


Is this the case - that Wright stated his admiration for Shaker design somewhere, sometime?


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Post by SDR »

News to me.

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Post by Macrodex »

I remember reading a book on Shaker architecture some years ago, and it struck me that Wright HAD to have liked some of its grammar. Simplistic elements -- no ornament or frill -- and full of light.

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Post by SDR »

Would Mr Wright have been familiar with Shaker culture or artifacts ? If so, would he not likely have rendered a verdict similar to the one he bestowed on the work of Craftsman practitioners ?

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Post by Reidy »

The indices for v 1 - 3 of the Rizzoli Collected Writings, running from 1894 to 1939, contain no entry for "Shaker".

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