Day Four- 1/4 Lap of America
Oak Park
Frank Lloyd Wright Studio

On top of two columns on either side of the entry are two reddish-colored figures, curled up with arms over their heads. They are called affetionately. "The Boulders". Designed by Richard Bock for Frank Lloyd Wright, usually described using a quote from Robert C. Spencer Jr. "the struggle of the oppressed and shackled soul to... find self expression".
The symbols in the sculptures on each column represent:

  • Scroll- Architects' Plans
  • Stork- Fertility
  • Tree- Life
  • Book- Knowledge

The dark hexagonal north wing, on the left side of the building is the Studio.

Inside the Studio building, the balcony over the drafting room is suspended in the air by it's unique "chain-harness tension ring".
Downstairs in the Studio Building, more drafting tables and a massive fireplace you can not see here.

Again, Dave is using his "pocket-cam" to take photos.
We are not making a profit on these images, and hope they will inspire you to come and see the real thing- while you can. Also great books and toys and many reproductions of the pieces you see here, from the lights to the scultures, the stained glass, children's toys- all available for sale. Guess you already know I have a house full of them- and making room for more...

Dave says these two open doors in the roof allow the light in behind the famous Studio Art Glass ceiling.

Frank Lloyd Wright Studio
Day Four - 1/4 Lap of America
Oak Park, IL
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Cheney House Downstairs Luxfer Prisms~~
Parker and the Gales A Family Affair~~ Hills-DeCaro Victorian Greeks~~
Moore House English Tudor Porch~~ Heurtley Pink House~~
Beachy Winter and Spring~~ Frank Thomas Boston Green Thing of Beauty~~
Unity Temple Uplifting~~ Young If I Could Go There~~ Balch and Goodrich Impala Browns~~
Francisco Terrace and Furbeck What remains~~ Charles Roberts House and Stable For Sale!~~
Frank Lloyd Wright Studio Chain Gang~~ Frank Lloyd Wright Home Don't Look Back~~
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