Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, in Bear Run, Pa., of 1935, is one of the great masterpieces of modern architecture. Its model, constructed by Paul Bonfilio in 1984 , is a masterpiece of model making and a high point in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In discussing how the model was built, the design of the famous house itself is also analyzed, throwing new light on many intricacies of its complex construction.
Author Biography: Paul Bonfilio is an architect, and currently a commissioner and vice-chairman of the Board of Standards and Appeals of the City of New York.
Terrence Riley is chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.