2017 Lecture Series - Playing with Architecture: The Froebel Gifts and Frank Lloyd Wright
- Aug 3, 2017
- Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater
- 1491 Mill Run Road
- Route 381 South
- Mill Run, PA 15464
All lectures are available to Fallingwater visitors in the Hillman Education Pavilion located at the Fallingwater Visitor Center.
Playing with Architecture: The Froebel Gifts and Frank Lloyd Wright
Available June 22, August 3 and August 31 at 2 p.m.
In his 1932 autobiography, Frank Lloyd Wright recalled his playing with wooden blocks as a boy, as part of the educational training developed by German educator Friedrich Froebel in the 1830s. Wright drew upon Froebel’s “gifts” later, when incorporating patternmaking, geometry and color theory into his architecture. This lecture explores the impact of Froebel gifts on Wright as an architect and the ways in which his designs reflected their principles.