Monday, April 26, 2010

Moxie Out on the Town

Yesterday I went to a book signing for a new children's book about Fallingwater, Moxie the Dachshund of Fallingwater, by Fallingwater's Curator of Education, Cara Armstrong.

Moxie has really been hitting the town lately. She's certainly been getting more and more press and appearance dates. Written from the point of view of one of the Kaufmann family's dachshunds--a breed which, it is worth noting, nicely continues the horizontal lines of the house--the book helps to make Fallingwater's ideas accessible to kids.

A lot of creativity comes out of Fallingwater. It's a place which, nearly 75 years after its construction, continues to inspire fresh ideas in those who spend time there. It's one of those places whose message is perennial, but like Frank Lloyd Wright's organic architecture itself, its philosophy takes shape in an endless number of forms, depending on what, where, when, why, and by whom that form is created.

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