On his 150th birthday, a digital tour of the architect's best designs.
A house with a one-of-a-kind pedigree will soon hit the auction block in Los Angeles. Built in 1939 -- the same year as Fallingwater -- it was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, its construction supervised by a young John Lautner.
You almost have to be lost to find it. And even then, if you don't know in your bones what you're looking at, you might not realize what you've found. The first time I saw the place, half a dozen years ago, it was hidden by scrub pines.
If you think of Western Pennsylvania at all, you probably imagine it to be Pittsburgh, and...... nothing else. But you'll find some incredible attractions and surprising stories within a 120-mile radius of that Steel City.
For the Frank Lloyd Wright aficionado, it seems almost too good to be true: Three days of peace and quiet, with freedom to explore most of Fallingwater in Western Pennsylvania.
Buildings, clothing and products all trigger the public's awareness of design. But how about the automobiles we drive? Not being an expert on the topic, I asked a master automobile designer how he measures great design.
Wright, who was born in Wisconsin in 1867, began his architecture career as a draftsman in Chicago in the late 1880s. His
"You're going to Pennsylvania?" our friends asked. "You're usually flying off to some destination we've never heard of, but the state named after William Penn? Why Pennsylvania?"
Today marks what would have been the 145th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the man who designed more than 1,000 architectural