larkin building
larkin building
critical response
parallel movements
wright at the time
other works
larkin building: exterior

larkin building

riginally he designed it with an arched opening in the beginning. He got rid of that right away...It’s typically 19th century, it’s what...Freud almost the same time was talking about the course of an analysis, where you have to find first through a dark defile, you go through a dark, low place, and that’s the entrance of the side. And then when you find your way through that, suddenly you come into the enlightenment, which is the great central space where you see now that all those piers are creating one enormous lifting space, it’s like one great cathedral, like one great organ.—Vincent Scully, Architectural Historian

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