Wright, Frank Lloyd

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867 – 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator who designed more than 1,000 projects, of which more than 500 resulted in completed works. Wright promoted organic architecture, was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, hotels, and museums. Wright also often designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. 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". Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States. Originally named Frank Lincoln Wright, he changed his name after his parents' divorce to honor his mother's Welsh immigrant family, the Lloyd Joneses. He was admitted to the University of Wisconsin as a special student in 1886. While attending the university and took classes part-time for two semesters, and worked with a professor of civil engineering, Allan D. Conover. In 1887, Wright left the school without taking a degree and moved to Chicago which was still rebuilding from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, where he joined the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Within the year, he had left Silsbee to work for the firm of Adler & Sullivan as an apprentice to Louis Sullivan. After leaving Sullivan, Wright established his own practice at his home.

Most Important Buildings:

George Barton House, Buffalo NY,
Hillside Home School, Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Hillside Home School, Taliesin, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo NY
William Heath House, Buffalo NY
Graycliff estate, Derby, NY
Westcott House Springfield, Ohio.
Frederick Robie House, Chicago, Illinois.
Avery and Queene Coonley House, Riverside, Illinois.
Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania
First Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, WI
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, New York
Wright's Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Waterfront house for W. L. Fuller in Pass Christian, Mississippi
Louis Sullivan Bungalow, and the James Charnley Bungalow of Ocean Springs, Mississippi Arinobu Fukuhara House, Hakone, Japan
Wynant House in Gary, Indiana
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois
Larkin Administration Building, Buffalo, New York
Francis Apartments and Francisco Terrace Apartments Chicago
Geneva Inn, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Banff National Park Pavilion, Alberta, Canada
Hollyhock House (Aline Barnsdall Residence) in Hollywood
The Alice Millard House, Pasadena
John Storer House, West Hollywood
Samuel Freeman House, Hollywood
Ennis House, Griffith Park, Los Angeles
Sturgis House, Brentwood
Arch Oboler Gatehouse & Studio, Malibu
Oak Park, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, has the largest collection of Wright houses
Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida
Gordon House, Oregon Garden.
Louis Penfield House, Ohio
Haynes House, Indiana
Schwartz House, Wisconsin
Muirhead Farmhouse, Illinois
Duncan House, Pennsylvania
Seth Peterson Cottage, Wisconsin.
The Burton J. Westcott House, Springfield, Ohio
Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, Oak Park, Illinois
William Herman Winslow Residence, River Forest, Illinois
Ward Winfield Willits Residence, and Gardener’s Cottage and Stables, Highland Park, Illinois
Dana-Thomas House State Historic Site, Springfield, Illinois
Larkin Administration Building, Buffalo, New York
Darwin D. Martin House, Buffalo, New York
Unity Temple, Oak Park, Illinois
Burton J. Westcott Residence, Springfield, Ohio
The Robie House on the University of Chicago campus
Frederick C. Robie Residence, Chicago, Illinois
Taliesin I, Spring Green, Wisconsin
Midway Gardens, Chicago, Illinois
Imperial Hotel, Tokyo, Japan
Hollyhock House (Aline Barnsdall Residence), Los Angeles, California
Ennis Residence, Los Angeles, California
Graycliff (Darwin and Isabelle Martin summer estate, Buffalo, NY
Fallingwater (Kaufmann country home) Bear Run, Pennsylvania
Johnson Wax Headquarters, Racine, Wisconsin
Herbert F. Johnson Residence ("Wingspread"), Wind Point, WI
Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona
Frank Lloyd Wright's Florida Southern College Works
First Unitarian Society of Madison, Shorewood Hills, Wisconsin
Herman T. Mossberg Residence, South Bend, Indiana
Thomas Keys Residence, Rochester, Minnesota
Muirhead Farmhouse, Hampshire, Illinois
Louis Penfield House, Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Price Tower, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, CA
Samara (John E. Christian House), West Lafayette, Indiana
Kentuck Knob, Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania
The Illinois, mile-high tower in Chicago,
Whipsuppenicke Silver House in Northborough, MA
Duncan House, Acme, Pennsylvania
Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, Arizona

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