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Introduction to Frank Llyod Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright
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Frank Lloyd Wright
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Born Frank Lincoln Wright
June 8, 1867
Richland Center, Wisconsin
Died April 9, 1959 (aged 91)
Phoenix, Arizona
Nationality American
Buildings Fallingwater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Johnson Wax Headquarters
Taliesin West
Robie House
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Darwin D. Martin House
Unity Temple
Ennis House
Larkin Administration Building
Dana-Thomas House
Projects Usonian Houses
Broadacre City
Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1000 structures and completed 532 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture".[1] Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States.
His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."[1]


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