COMING SOON - The Future Makers: Our Need to See the Future
Mankind thrives on predictability, on the reasoned and relative certainty of future events. It is part an innate evolutionary survival skill….
In 1928, Frank Lloyd Wright had an idea that was to become an obsession. He was sixty-one-years old. After a very public and tumultuous divorce with his second wife, he finally married Olga Ivanovna, his long-time mistress. He was ready to start anew. He wanted to craft his legacy with the same meticulousness with which he built his houses.
Frank Lloyd Wright was arrogant, stubborn, and brilliant. But above all, he was a shrewd businessman who understood the importance of spectacle in keeping his business afloat. Wright put on many shows over the course of his lifetime, but arguably no performance was greater than his utopian plan to create the perfect community: Broadacre City.
Frank Lloyd Wright was acknowledged as “the greatest American architect of all time” by the American Institute of Architects in 1991, 32-years after he died in 1959. In 1958, he designed the advanced “Road Machine”….
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