Saturday, November 6, 2010

Field Trip: Zeigler House in Frankfort

On Friday, Curatorial Studies students (and a few special guest stars) visited the only home in Kentucky designed by the firm of Frank Lloyd Wright, the noted modernist architect. Here, however, rather than Guggenheim-esque spirals, we see typical "Prairie Style" features at their finest: cantilevers, strong emphasis on parallels and perpendiculars, and the use of natural materials. Inside, the living area is abundantly spacious with an organic flow to the rooms that is amplified by the many balconies.

The home was commissioned by Reverend Jesse Zeigler, who met Wright while travelling in Europe. The current owner, Ed Stodola (shown on the far right of the photo) and our tour guide, Liz (on the left) offered their hospitality, knowledge, and love of Wright, for which we're all grateful. Many thanks to Ed and Liz for welcoming us and giving us the taste of what living in a Wright home must be like. Thanks to Day Johnston for taking our photo! It shows off the house quite well:)

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