Experience the Art of Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright Exhibit Now at AMA
By Office of Communication
Posted on December 07, 2012, December 07, 2012

Famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright may be best known for his iconic Fallingwater home built in rural Pennsylvania in 1935, but it was the design of the Samara house in 1954 that first defined his work as green.

The Samara house, still occupied by the original owner in Indiana, was named after the Samara trees which Mr. Wright spotted on the property during his first visit. He believed in designing structures which were in harmony with its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.

Built with the organic concept in mind, Wright designed the entire environment of the Samara house including the furniture, linens and landscaping. He even brought the landscaping inside and used Samara tree elements in the home.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Frank Lloyd Wright 's definition of an American dream home at the Arlington Museum of Art 's winter exhibition on display now through February 17, 2013. The Samara house exhibit is an impressive collection of original furniture, historic photographs and mid-century architectural elements.

For more information, visit the Museum 's website at www.arlingtonmuseum.org.


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