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- Blending and contrasting the artificial and the natural: Russel Wright's Manitoga
- Huppatz, D. J.
- This integration of a 1950s domestic dining room with a natural environment, and the juxtaposition of artificial and natural materials, textures, and colors, were central design strategies in Russel Wright's experimental “dream house,” Dragon Rock. For Wright, Dragon Rock was 'a designer’s experiment, not only in designing a house, but in designing a home and the way to live in it'. Wright's experiment went beyond the house to encompass the surrounding environment, shaped by him into a woodland garden. He called the property Manitoga, derived from an Algonquin word meaning 'Place of Great Spirit'.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Design
- Environmental History, Vol. 18, no. 1 (Jan 2013), pp. 191-200
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 2103 Historical Studies
- Design; Industrial design; Manitoga; Wright, Russell (1904-1976)
- Oxford University Press
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2012. The Author. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the American Society for Environmental History and the Forest History Society. The accepted manuscript will be available for download 12 months after publication in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
- Peer reviewed