Monday, October 1, 2007

September 29 – Taliesin West

Fact - Frank Lloyd Wright did not have a degree in architecture. Fact – he created early designs using the names of other certified architects because he was not certified.

There’s much more dirt and so much tragedy, but I’m only interested in these two pieces of information because I know that if Frank were to try to begin his career today, it would not happen. In the first place, our contemporary society is entirely credential reliant. In the second, he would end up in a court of law because of unethical practices.

I wonder how many extraordinary contributions to science, math, the applied sciences, the arts and humanities, all fields of human endeavor are prevented because of our preoccupation with credentials.

What a shame!

More pictures of Taliesin West follow.

Frank's aluminium bathroom

Frank's desk

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