Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura Tour in Pasadena
La Miniatura is FLlWr's first textile block house in Southern California and the most allusive. It is difficult to see from the road. It is tucked into a ravine and enveloped by lush trees. The house is a miniature castle, hence the name. It is a wonder of design, architecture and landscaping.
On Saturday, January 26th, I toured this house, along with several hundreds of Wright enthusiasts. It is a rare occasion to see this masterpiece. The house needs tender loving care for it is a high maintenance work of art and a "demanding mistress", lamented one of her owners. It is a building that is definitely worth preserving.