In 1935, Frank Lloyd Wright designed a country house for the Kaufmann Family over a small stream in Western Pennsylvania. He named it Fallingwater. It remains one of Wright’s most acclaimed buildings. Fallingwater, perhaps more than any other building, exemplifies Wright’s concept of ‘organic’ architecture, which seeks to harmonize people and nature by integrating the building, the site, and its inhabitants into a unified whole. It has been named “the best all-time work of American architecture” by the American Institute of Architects. And today, the iconic image of the house over the waterfall, remains a testament to a great architect working at the height of his career.
Lynda S. Waggoner, Vice President of Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and Director of Fallingwater, has been affiliated with the Frank Lloyd Wright masterwork since first serving as a tour guide during her high school days. She now is widely regarded as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on Fallingwater.
“Lynda Waggoner understands Fallingwater in a way that few others alive do… because she is a direct link to the Kaufmanns and an indirect link to Wright,” wrote American Institute of Architects member Robert Bailey in a review of Waggoner’s book, “Fallingwater: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Romance with Nature.”
Ms. Waggoner studied architecture at the University of Kentucky and art history at the University of Pittsburgh, where she earned dual degrees in art history and anthropology. Prior to returning to Fallingwater as its first curator, she held other curatorial and director level positions.
Waggoner is a founding board member and past president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, Chicago, and currently serves as Vice President and chair of its development committee. She is also a member of the board of the Iconic Houses Network based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The lecture takes place on Thursday, 19th May 2016 at 7 p.m.
(a tour of the villa is not included in the lecture)
The lecture will be in English.
Entrance fee is 100 CZK; students and senior citizens 50 CZK.
Booking is required to the lecture by phone +420 515 511 015/017 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
(limited capacity of 70 people)
A poster for the lecture can be downloaded here.