Frank Lloyd Wright was the most talked about “starchitect” of the mid-20th century and inventor of Prairie style architecture.
He had a twenty-year relationship with Pittsburgh. Fallingwater was only the beginning.
Wright’s on and off friendship with retail magnate Edgar Kaufmann yielded innovative designs–and plenty of controversy. Apprentices who trained at FLW’s Taliesin program carry on his legacy into the 21st century.
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This story was recorded on March 1, 2021.
Paul J. Tellers is an architect and planner. He was the University Architect at Carnegie Mellon University, the Director of Planning at WTW Architects, and a Project Manager for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.