So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright — First of a Series

NOTE: This is the first of a series of photographs of the Marin County Civic Center

The Marin County Civic Center is the last commission that Frank Lloyd Wright accepted and his largest public project. FLW died at the age of 92, just months before the ground breaking for construction of this controversial building, now a state and National Historical Landmark.

I visited the MCCC ten days ago in the late afternoon and took a variety of photos with my iPhone 4 and made crops and edits in Snapseed. In the future I will have some exterior shots to give you a sense of the structure.

“We know that the good building is not the one that hurts the landscape, but is one that makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before that building was built. In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen, and I am proud to make the buildings of this County characteristic of the beauty of the County.” —Frank Lloyd Wright


  8 comments for “So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright — First of a Series

  1. December 9, 2012 at 1:39 AM

    FLW remains my favorite architect to this day. This is a beautiful building and you have taken beautiful shots.


    • December 9, 2012 at 5:25 AM

      Thanks, Valentine. My goal is to get some exterior shots this spring when the plum and cherry trees start to bloom.


  2. December 8, 2012 at 2:04 AM

    Just fabulous! The light is amazing, too – is it cold there at the moment?


  3. December 7, 2012 at 7:33 AM

    love all the photos and the interior shots and side angle of the tower are my favories…they show off the intricate design and beauty of the building


    • December 7, 2012 at 8:26 AM

      Thanks. It is a gorgeous place and I am grateful to live so close to it. FLW takes some of the sting out of paying our taxes each year because we go in person to pay and then wander around, taking in the sights of the Civic Center.


  4. December 6, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    Reblogged this on some serious jua kali and commented:
    NO. WAY.


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