Matthew Smith - an expert in fine leaded art glass - points out that Frank Lloyd Wright's motif in the Elizabeth Murphy House reflects the proportions of the Elizabeth Murphy House herself.
This week is #TeacherAppreciationWeek. It's also the seventh week of stay-at-home and that Angela - our matriarch and the amazing Art Teacher at Atwater School - has retooled her curriculum for remote learning. Today and tomorrow she's preparing 5,000 pre-covid pieces for distribution to families!
Yes, it costs more to live in a historic home and it carries special burdens. But no steward that I know is in it to flip it.
Wright was thinking - forty years before anyone else - of lush walkable neighborhoods featuring long, low affordable homes with shadowy eaves, banks of windows, grassy yards and built-in gardens.
The field trip is part of an architectural experience facilitated by their Art Teacher, who helps the kids to compare and contrast Wright's organic design philosophies with other design approaches.