TOPIC 03: Frank Lloyd Wright
Post: Read Wright’s essay, “The Art and Craft of the Machine,” at least through the paragraph quoted below. In a short paragraph, explain your understanding of how Wright relates to William Morris: is he more an heir to Arts and Crafts ideals, or does he take a significant departure from that earlier movement?
Is it not more likely that the medium of artistic expression itself has broadened and changed until a new definition and new direction must be given the art activity of the future, and that the Machine has finally made for the artist, whether he will yet own it or not, a splendid distinction between the Art of old and the Art to come? A distinction made by the tool which frees human labor, lengthens and broadens the life of the simplest man, thereby the basis of the Democracy upon which we insist.