Thursday, June 28, 2018

Kevin Nute | Embedded Figures in Wright Floor Plans

Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City
There are few books I would recommend as highly as Kevin Nute's Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan: The Role of Traditional Japanese Art and Architecture in the Work of Frank Lloyd Wright (1994). When I first came across that book, I was researching Gestalt theory in relation to camouflage. It was Nute who showed the embedded figure connections between Arthur Wesley Dow's "organic line ideas," traditional Asian lattice motifs, and Wright's floor plans.

I have learned recently that Kevin Nute will be talking about Wright in Japan at the Architectural Interpretive Center in Mason City IA, at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The event is free and open to the public.

Poster © Roy R. Behrens