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Frank Lloyd Wright


A Brief Overview

Frank Lloyd Wright was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who is considered one of the most influential architects of the 20th century. Wright was born in 1867 and began his career in the late 1800s, working in the offices of several notable architects in Chicago. He later established his own architecture firm, which became known for its innovative and forward-thinking designs.


Wright is best known for his work in the Prairie School style, which he developed in the early 20th century. This style is characterized by its emphasis on horizontal lines, low-slung roofs, and an integration with the natural surroundings. Wright's buildings often feature open floor plans, an emphasis on natural light, and a connection to the outdoors.


Some of Wright's most famous projects include the Robie House in Chicago, the Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Wright's work has had a lasting impact on the field of architecture and has inspired generations of architects and designers. He received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest architects in history.


Architectural Style:

Wright's buildings often feature open floor plans, an emphasis on natural light, and a connection to the outdoors. He believed in designing buildings that were in harmony with their surroundings and incorporated elements of the local landscape and culture into his designs.

In addition to the Prairie School style, Wright also developed the concept of "organic architecture," which emphasizes the integration of the building with its natural surroundings. This approach involves designing buildings that are in harmony with their environment and that feel as if they are a natural part of the landscape.


Wright's architectural style is characterized by its simplicity, functionality, and a strong connection to nature. He believed in designing buildings that were both aesthetically pleasing and practical, and his work has had a lasting influence on the field of architecture.



Most influential Projects by Frank Gehry:


Price Tower

The Price Tower is a nineteen-story, 221-foot-high tower at 510 South Dewey Avenue in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. It was built in 1956 to a design by Frank Lloyd Wright. It is the only realized skyscraper by Wright, and is one of only two vertically oriented Wright structures extant (the other is the S.C. Johnson Wax Research Tower in Racine, Wisconsin).



The Price Tower was commissioned by Harold C. Price of the H. C. Price Company, a local oil pipeline and chemical firm. It opened to the public in February 1956.

Fallingwater
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Johnson Wax Headquarters
Marin County Civic Center


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