"Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois."
Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
41" x 20" x 20"
This sculpture is one of a series of five
sculptures, representing the different styles ( periods
or ages ) of Frank Lloyd Wright, based on:
Lloyd Home and Studio, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
Temple, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois.
( Kaufmann House ), Mill Run, Pennsylvania.
House, Pope-Leighey Home, Alexandria, Virginia.
The sculpture is concerned with the massing of forms in the Unity
Temple building, namely two intersecting squares. This form originates
in the drafting room of the Studio and Home in Oak Park, which is
a square with an internal octagon. Such a reuse of forms is not
unusual for Wright, and as an unintended consequence, the completed
sculpture with base approaches the form of the lights used in the
The form plays on the image of kid's blocks. The image of blocks
is essential to the work of Wright. Frank Lloyd Wright was influenced
by the work of Fredrich Froebel ( the inventor of Kindergarten ),
and John Wright, his son, was the inventor of Lincoln Logs.
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