The place of dining in Frank Lloyd Wright's houses
Part one of this research examines Wright's "speech" with respect to the notion of a cosmic container, the art of the potter and its implications for the architect. Part two discusses the place of dining in Wright's projects in view of the preceding analysis. The dining area is considered indexical of Wright's sentience towards an archetypal mode of uniting family and fellowship like an ancient mannerbund.^ It is discovered that the dining table, locus of a "desiring" gaze meant to unite, is in Wright's houses an important magnet for the organization of the interior in the relations between the parts and the whole. It is also discovered that the setting for the shared meal is a marker for the boundary between the house and the surrounding landscape; it is that which "joins" both literally and transcendentally by reference to the archetypal relation of "nourishment" between two bodies, mother and child. ^
Nabil Issa Abu-Dayyeh,
"The place of dining in Frank Lloyd Wright's houses"
(January 1, 1993).
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