the Petit Trianon at Versailles

Lalanne Sculptures at Trianon

We knew we would be wowed when we visited Versailles given the images we had seen of the lavish architecture and décor. But we were surprised when the two buildings on a much more comfortable scale to the human form, the Grand Trianon and the Petit Trianon, rose to the top of our favorites list.

a renovation by Frank Lloyd Write that remains unbuilt

Frank Lloyd Wright as Teacher

Authors Aaron Betsky and Gideon Fink Shapiro begin their book 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright, published by Rizzoli, with a chapter titled “Break the box.” They wrote, “Our buildings are boxes that contain and sometimes even imprison us…Frank Lloyd Wright believed that we need to break those boxes. He suggested that the rooms and