Tag Archives: Modern architecture

Philip Johnson and Mark Rothko, The Rothko Chapel, 1971, Houston, TX, Photo by Darren Milligan via Flickr, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License.

Make the Time: The Rothko Chapel

If you find yourself in Houston, TX, where there is a lot of great art to see, consider making the time to visit the Rothko Chapel.  The famous modern architect Philip Johnson designed the octagonal building, but the building is … Continue reading

Louis Sullivan, Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. Building, Chicago, 1899, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

In Their Own Words: Louis Sullivan

“It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic, of all things physical and metaphysical, of all things human and all things superhuman, of all true manifestations of the head, of the heart, of the soul, that the … Continue reading

Frank Lloyd Wright, Fallingwater or the Kaufmann House, 1936-1939, Mill Run, PA, Photo by Happy Via via Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

In Their Own Words: Frank Lloyd Wright

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything.   It should be of the hill, belonging to it.” Frank Lloyd Wright  

Gerrit Rietveld, Schröder House, Utrecht, Holland, 1924, Photo by HB, Flickr, Creative Commons Attribution License.

Gerrit Rietveld’s Schröder House: Perfect Harmony in a Home

In 1917, Gerrit Rietveld joined Piet Mondrian and Theo van Doesburg to form De Stijl, a utopian art movement.  For these artists, the goal of art was perfect balance and harmony and the means was abstraction.  They wanted to create … Continue reading