designsbyfranklloydwright:

Taliesin Tuesday!

Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature; it will never fail you.

Frank Lloyd Wright told his apprentices. The master heeded that principle at Taliesin, the house he built for himself in Spring Green, in rural Wisconsin. Begun in 1911 and rebuilt after fires in 1914 and 1925, it is as much a part of the hillside as the rock outcroppings and the mature trees that shade it. The name means “shining brow” in Welsh—the language of Wright’s mother’s forebears—and alludes to its placement below the crest of the hill. In contrast to Falling water, the masterpiece it inspired, Taliesin has no one, iconic image. Its drama is muted and demands a spirit of quiet contemplation. It emerges from dense foliage as a rambling, picturesque composition of limestone walls, sand-colored stucco balconies and shingled roofs, and it reveals itself slowly, a piece at a time. Even so, James E. Goulka, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, calls it “the most important work he did,” and Boston Globe architecture critic Robert Campbell considers it “the greatest single building in America.”

atlantic-saints:

Let it be known that The United States Library of Congress is perhaps America’s most beautiful building.  Washington, DC.

notpulpcovers:

United Airlines by Arthur Radebaugh, 1938, DC 3 http://flic.kr/p/okQ7c9

notpulpcovers:

United Airlines by Arthur Radebaugh, 1938, DC 3 http://flic.kr/p/okQ7c9

(Source: team-martini, via homochitto)

proofmathisbeautiful:

Mesmerizing Interiors Of Iran’s Mosques Captured In Rare Photographs By Mohammad Domiri

Mohammad Domiri, a talented architectural photographer from northern Iran, takes stunning photos of grandiose mosque architecture throughout the Middle East.

Middle Eastern architecture is often recognized by its elegantly curved arches and spiraling columns, which feature heavily throughout Domiri’s photos. Many of the historic sites Domiri shoots are decorated with colorful stained-glass windows, geometric decorations and painstakingly detailed mosaics, so he shoots with special wide-angle lenses to make sure that he captures all of these details. Because they are historic structures, many of these mosques also impose heavy restrictions on photography – making photos like Domiri’s very rare.

(via an-architectural-statement)

gallows-bird:

St. Sebastian. Alessandro Vittoria. 1600.

gallows-bird:

St. Sebastian. Alessandro Vittoria. 1600.

(via antonio-m)

arthistoryeveryday:

The River by Aristide Maillol (1943)

arthistoryeveryday:

The River by Aristide Maillol (1943)

(via yournineleafclover)

creativetravelspot:

Plaza de lis Cibeles, Madrid

creativetravelspot:

Plaza de lis Cibeles, Madrid

southwestcompass:

Desert Botanic Garden • Phoenix

southwestcompass:

Desert Botanic Garden • Phoenix