April 13, 2013 § Leave a comment
Ada Louise Huxtable. Look her up. She is brilliant.
I was a bit disappointed to pick up her book on Frank Lloyd Wright (prairie style holds a special place in my heart, growing up down the street from a Purcell/Elmslie house, and living in the Midwest.) It turns out that she researched it, but did not write a chunk of it; instead preferring to reprint some of what others have written about his life. Nonetheless, her perspective on him is comprehensive and I appreciate how she integrates his life with his work.
But honestly, how can you go wrong with a woman who fiercely defends the recognition of how the built environment impacts our lives? Not just from the architect’s perspective, but the community as well. This is the epitome of sustainability.
I recommend reading her, if you haven’t already. She put a voice to an inanimate perspective.