American Icons: Fallingwater
Friday, August 25, 2006
In the late 1930s, Edgar Kaufmann told the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright he wanted him to design a country home by a waterfall in Pennsylvania. Wright informed Kaufmann he intended to build the house over the waterfall — and an icon of American architecture was born. Peter Crimmins explores the anything-but-simple country home known as "Fallingwater," and wonders why Wright's masterpiece bore no successors.