Table of Contents
"The Destruction of the Box" by Frank Lloyd Wright
1 The Box
2 Laying the Foundation
3 The Space Within
4 From Within Outward
5 From Enclosure to Shelter
6 The Space Within to Be Lived In
Gail Satler is Professor of Sociology at Hofstra University and author of Two Tales of a City.
""Unique in the field of Wright studies and
architecture."-Robert McCarter, author of Frank Lloyd Wright
"The space within the building is the reality of that building." So says Frank Lloyd Wright in "The Destruction of the Box," an address in which he recalls for his audience the origins of his break with previous architectural thought. According to Satler, Wright's approach, "organic architecture," reveals space as a lived in and living entity, one that achieves its full meaning only when it becomes inscribed with the actual practices of those who inhabit it.
This sociological analysis of Wright's architecture examines the interaction between people and the spaces they create. Satler shows how Wright explored a new architectural dimension, the space in which we live."