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Wright, Frank Lloyd

Born: 1869 AD
Died: 1959 AD

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



– Imperial Hotel in Tokyo


1936 – Falling Water house in Bear Run, Pennsylvania



– 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