Thursday, 26 April 2018

"Man, too, is no less a feature of the landscape than the nature to which he owes his being.”

“Man takes a positive hand in creation whenever he puts a building upon the earth beneath the sun. If he has any birthright at all, it must consist in this, that he, too, is no less a feature of the landscape than the rocks, trees, bears or bees of that nature to which he owes his being.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright, 1937

[Top pic of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Fallingwater,' by photographer Andrew Pielage; bottom pic of Frank Lloyd Wright's 'Tirranna' House, by Houlihan Lawrence via Cottage and Garden]

1 comment:

  1. I've tried to make that point to a number of ecologists. Humans are biological creatures, and need to be treated as such. It's a fallacy to divide the world into "natural" and "artificial", as though humans were somehow not part of the ecosystem. We are moving into the Anthropocene, and the only way to survive that transition is to view humans as part of it, because we are the driving force of the transition and will be of the new ecological paradigm.


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