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Wright, Frank Lloyd

Born: 1869 AD
Died: 1959 AD, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Architects

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1869 - Born in Richland Center, Wisconsin

 

1893 - began working on his own independent from Sullivan Wright; developed practice of organic architecture, blending buildings into their environments, particularly in "prairie style" using expansive structures and earthy, natural colors and textures inspired by landscapes of American Midwest and West

 

1904 - one of his early works include The Larkin Company Administration Building

 

1906 - also made the design for Unity Church in Oak Park, III

 

1911 - designed Taliesin home in Spring Green, Wisconsin

 

1915-1922

- Imperial Hotel in Tokyo

 

1936 - Falling Water house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania

 

1938-1959

- designed the Taliesin West

 

1955 - wrote "An Organic Architecture" 1939, "An American Architecture"

 

1959 - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City

- one of the most innovative and influential icons in modern architecture died on April 9

 


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