Houses should be constructed to function well for forty years or so and then torn down to make way for new structures for new owners.
Characteristically, Wright didn’t credit them, though he did admit to a fondness for Japanese art, especially the woodblock prints of Hiroshige and Hokusai.
More fundamentally, Wright held to the theory that a house should be designed to reflect the specific needs and personality of its occupants.
Prior to then other authentic literary and social movements were embraced by enough people to make the art-of-the-alt-deal make sense.
The Transcendentalists Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson were—to borrow an advertising word—sexy.
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Usually, this was a result of Wright trying to build on the cheap, often by using local sand as a source for the reinforced concrete that became a signature of his later buildings, such as La Miniatura, the house in the Hollywood Hills that looks like a compact Mayan temple.
(Of course, it took the giant temples of Tikal 600 years to acquire the characteristics of a ruin and La Miniatura only a decade.) It’s also an idea that Wright swiped from the Japanese, whose traditional houses were temporal structures, built to last for only for a few years.
One year to the day after being dropped from Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks systems, Ovation returns to the two providers, the result of Ovation's announced commitment to provide more original programming.
Fox owned-and-operated station WJZY/Charlotte, North Carolina, launches its news department with the debut of an hour-long 10 p.m. The program soft-launched on December 18, 2013, in the form of an online-only rehearsal newscast that was streamed on the station's website until WJZY's news share agreement with CBS affiliate WBTV to produce its primetime newscast ended.
It was a tenet of his notion of “organic architecture”.