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  Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright’s plans were considered "skimpy" and the city officials insisted on "plans that any good engineer could understand." A compromise to redesign the foundation by eliminating the "floating" foundation was accomplished and the way was paved for a permit.
Wright planned for the congregation was to be "the church of the future".
Wright developed the design from a basic parallelogram unit called a "hex." The walls are constructed of gunnite, an inexpensive, strong, fireproof and lightweight concrete.
www.community-christian.org /flwright.htm   (761 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright: Unitarian Architect
Wright was not merely a member of our Society in Madison; he was part of a family with deep roots in Unitarianism on both sides of the Atlantic.
Wright's acceptance of a Baptist pulpit in Weymouth, Massachusetts.
Wright died in 1959, and as minister of his church I was invited to officiate at his funeral.
www.harvardsquarelibrary.org /unitarians/wright.html   (2199 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - PS776 Class Project
While Wright was on the one hand accepting of modernization (especially his overwhelming acceptance of the automobile), he was on the other hand critical of the impact that technology had on the city.
Wright's merging of town and country (similar to Howard's merging of the two) is an attempt to unite the polarized aspects of the city and the country.
Wright notes that organic architecture connects the citizen to her land in such a way that roots herself in freedom from the constraining notion of the centralized city.
www.uky.edu /Classes/PS/776/Projects/Wright/wright.htm   (2382 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright
Wright's career was at a low ebb in 1927 with few pending projects as he faced financial and personal problems.
There Wright was surrounded by the graves of his grandparents, his mother, several of his sons and daughters, and a lover that was murdered by a deranged servant.
It was the wish of Wright's third wife and widow, Oglivanna, that his body be removed from its Wisconsin grave, cremated, mixed with her ashes and used in the walls of a memorial garden to be built on the grounds of their home at Taliesin West.
www.doney.net /aroundaz/celebrity/wright_franklloyd.htm   (5167 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867, to William Cary Wright and Anna Lloyd Jones Wright.
Wright worked for Silsbee for about a year before he left to take a better paying drafting job with Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, who were working on the design of the Auditorium Theater in Chicago at the time.
Wright referred to Sullivan as his Lieber Meister (beloved master) and was the only architect that Wright would acknowledge had an influence on him.
www.prairiestyles.com /wright.htm   (1568 words)

 Lloyd Wright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Lloyd Wright would later supervise the 1946 renovation of the Hollyhock House when it was converted into a USO facility.) In 1923 he served as his father's construction manager for four simultaneous, difficult Los Angeles-area projects: La Miniatura in Pasadena, the Storer House, the Ennis House, and the Freeman House.
Wright built a number of houses in Hollywood in the late 1920s: a house for the manager of silent film star Ramon Novarro(and subsequent renovation/enlargement when the Novarro himself acquired the house), the Taggart House, the Mayan-looking Sowden House, and his own studio/residence in West Hollywood.
Lloyd Wright is the father of architect Eric Lloyd Wright.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lloyd_Wright   (439 words)

 Wright: Bio
Frank Lloyd Wright is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in modern Western architecture.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin., June 8, 1867 and died on April 9, 1959.
Wright’s fame in European architectural circles was promoted due to the publication in 1910 and 1911 by Berlin’s Wasmuth of two editions of Wright’s work as well as an exhibition that travelled throughout Europe.
www.lexised.com /architecture/wright/bio.html   (670 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Studio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio (1889/1898) served as Wright's private residence and workplace from 1889 to 1909 - the first 20 years of his career.
Wright used his home as an architectural laboratory, experimenting with design concepts that contain the seeds of his architectural philosophy.
In 1898, Wright added a studio, described by a fellow-architect as a workplace with "inspiration everywhere." In the Studio, Wright and his associates developed a new American architecture: the Prairie style, and designed 125 structures, including such famous buildings as the Robie House, the Larkin Building and Unity Temple.
www.wrightplus.org /homestudio/homestudio.html   (136 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - Seventeen Buildings
Wright constructed this house for himself and his family while working for the Chicago firm of Adler and Sullivan.
The residence of Wright and his family and, later, the summer home of the Taliesin Fellowship, Taliesin rests on the brow of a hill overlooking a valley of the Wisconsin River.
Wright believed that light and a "geometric type of space" allowed a structure "to achieve the sacred quality particular to worship." The plan and roof of this church are triangular and impart a reverential quality "without recourse to the steeple."
www.delmars.com /wright/flw8.htm   (760 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright; biography
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867.
Wright adapted Sullivan's maxim "Form Follows Function" to his own revised theory of "Form and Function Are One." It was Sullivan's belief that American Architecture should be based on American function, not European traditions, a theory which Wright later developed further.
Wright opened his own firm in Chicago, which he operated there for five years before transferring the practice to his home in Oak Park.
www.cmgww.com /historic/flw/bio.html   (984 words)

 Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The process of design for each masterwork is documented from Wright's earliest conceptual sketches to his polished drawings, which are works of art in their own right.
The Frank Lloyd Wright portion of A Digital Archive of American Architecture - Study Guide for FA 267 from Saltbox to Skyscraper: Architecture in America, a nice collection of photographic images.
The link to "Frank Lloyd Wright" in the frame on the left is not the only one leading to Wright-related material.
www.wam.umd.edu /~stwright/FLWr/index.html   (663 words)

 Wright on the Web: A Virtual Look at the Works of Frank Lloyd Wright
This site offers a brief overview of Frank Lloyd Wright's prolific 70-year career and a "webliography" -- i.e., a gathering of internet resources that might contribute to the study, appreciation, or sheer enjoyment of works created by the man who has been called America's most creative and innovative architect.
Also included is a page that features seventeen buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright which have been designated by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to be retained as an example of his architectural contribution to American culture.
It is hoped that Wright on the Web will inspire the visitor to seek out his nearest building --or make a pilgrimage to a distant one-- and experience "for real" an actual structure or interior space that Frank Lloyd Wright created.
www.delmars.com /wright/flwright.htm   (382 words)

 Inventor Frank Lloyd Wright Biography
Wright created the philosophy of "organic architecture," the central principle of which maintains that the building should develop out of its natural surroundings.
Wright was opposed to the mechanical imposition of preconceived styles.
When Wright came to the site he appreciated the powerful sound of the falls, the vitality of the young forest, the dramatic rock ledges and boulders; these were elements to be interwoven with the serenely soaring spaces of his structure.
www.ideafinder.com /history/inventors/wright.htm   (1209 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - Great Buildings Online
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin in 1867.
In 1914 Wright lost his wife and several members of his household when a servant burned down Taliesin, his home and studio in Wisconsin.
Wright responded to the need for low income housing with the Usonian house, a development from his earlier prairie house.
www.greatbuildings.com /architects/Frank_Lloyd_Wright.html   (568 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright) was born in Wisconsin in 1867, and lived there most of his life.
During most of his life, Frank Lloyd Wright was a pioneer in the modern style of architecture.
Wright is most famous for the prairie style of architecture.
library.thinkquest.org /J002846/a_wright.htm   (489 words)

 Doheny Ranch Development : Frank Lloyd Wright: Designs for an American Landscape, 1922-1932 (Library of Congress ...
Segments of roads correspond to Wright's perspectives, as do building elements on a far ridge, but no attempt has been made to add the additional buildings or complete the road system that would have been necessary had he continued to develop the scheme.
Wright's design of 1923 responded to the expansive qualities of the Doheny site, respected local vegetation, and accommodated the automobile in both spatial and architectural terms.
The textile-block system that Wright developed during the 1920s underlies his designs for Doheny and related projects of the period, including four houses in the Los Angeles area: Millard (called La Miniatura, 1923), Storer (1923), Freeman (1924), and Ennis (1924).
www.loc.gov /exhibits/flw/flw04.html   (3054 words)

 Welcome to Wright In Wisconsin - Frank Lloyd Wright, Architect -- The Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program
Indeed, the American Institute of Architects in a recent national survey, recognized Frank Lloyd Wright to be “the greatest American architect of all time.” We invite you to learn more about the heritage of Frank Lloyd Wright in his home state of Wisconsin.
The house at 2714 W. Burnham Street is one of six dwellings in that block that Wright designed as part of an intended national line of pre-cut houses that Wright called "American System-Built." The concentration of Wright homes on Burnham Street is unique among Wright's surviving works.
TPI operates the Frank Lloyd Wright® Visitor Center at Taliesin, which offers public access to the site and grounds, serves as an educational resource on Frank Lloyd Wright and his work, and conducts the preservation program to maintain, restore and nurture the physical environment of the Taliesin Estate.
www.wrightinwisconsin.org   (651 words)

Wright only later had the insight to extend the upper balcony a few feet beyond the one beneath it, turning a weekend house into an icon.
There are now a few buildings by Wright that are available for rental by the week or weekend, and a bed and breakfast, as well as several sites that may be visited for a small fee on a daily basis.
A SHORT BIOGRAPHY OF Given that, as a child, Frank Lloyd Wright was surrounded by pictures of great architecture selected by his mother Anna, it should hardly surprise us as to why Wright chose to be an architect, to practice the Mother of all the Arts.
www.franklloydwrightinfo.com   (3952 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright | Architect
In 1936 Wright's most famous work, Fallingwater, was designed and "Taliesin West" was built in Arizona as a winter location for the school.
Wright died in Arizona at the age of ninety-two.
This volume presents 38 of Wright's most renowned and significant buildings, from his early work in Oak Park in the 1890s to his creations of the 1940s and 1950s.
www.lucidcafe.com /library/96jun/wrightfl.html   (740 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was one of the most prominent and influential architects during the first half of 20th century.
On August 15, 1914, while Wright was in Chicago completing a large project, Midway Gardens, Julian Carlton, a Barbadian male servant whom he had hired several months earlier, set fire to the living quarters of Taliesin and murdered seven people with an axe as the fire burned.
Wright was the draughtsman for the design of the Unity Chapel.) Olgivanna's plan to exhume her late-husband and cremate him, her daughter and herself called for a memorial garden, already in the works, to be finished and prepared for their remains.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright   (3641 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright in Oak Park, Illinois (1889-1909)
Oak Park, Illinois is home to the world's largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed buildings and houses, with 25 structures built between 1889 and 1913.
It was in our village that Wright developed and perfected his signature Prairie Style architecture, emphasizing the use of interior light and open spaces in low, earth-hugging buildings.
The Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright and Prarire School Architecture in Oak Park by Paul E. Sprague, published 1986 by the Village of Oak Park, is an excellent reference about Wright's architecture and houses in Oak Park.
oprf.com /Wright   (238 words)

 The My Hero Project - Frank Lloyd Wright
Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867 in Richlard Center, Wisconsin.
Wright lived in Wisconsin until 1887 when he moved to Chicago.
Wright's designs became internationally acclaimed, and throughout his life he designed masterpieces like the Guggenheim Museum and Falling Water House.
www.myhero.com /hero.asp?hero=flwright   (686 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright
Out of the more than 500 Frank Lloyd Wright buildings still standing, more than 60 are open to the public, and many of these buildings—if you know where to find them—are closer to you than you might think.
“Frank Lloyd Wright” follows “Thomas Jefferson” and “Lewis & Clark: The Corps of Discovery” as the third in a series of five biographies Ken Burns is producing and directing.
There could be no more interesting person than Frank Lloyd Wright.” Burns shares this film’s directing credit with longtime colleague Lynn Novick, who calls the film “a wonderful collaboration.” She reflects, “At every step along the way, Ken really knows what he wants and where he wants the film to go.
www.pbs.org /flw   (609 words)

 Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture | Home
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture is seeking comments from the public about the School in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has been accredited by the Commission since 1987.
The Red Square, Frank Lloyd Wright, Taliesin, Taliesin West and other indicated marks are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation in the United States and in certain other countries.
www.taliesin.edu   (199 words)

 Amazon.com: Lloyd Wright: Books: Alan Weintraub   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Lloyd Wright's work is brilliant, agitated and theatrical.
FLW was a domineering genius, and I suppose Lloyd went a little overboard in trying to make his own mark; perhaps without his father's vision, but with a sure sense of drama and glamour -- Lloyd's buildings always impress.
The post-FLW architects of Taliesin have never been able to come close to the brilliance of their founder, but Lloyd Wright was able to use his father's ideals and still make his own statement.
www.amazon.com /Lloyd-Wright-Alan-Weintraub/dp/0810939967   (926 words)

 Fallingwater - Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In its careful yet startling integration of stone walls anchored to the bedrock and modern reinforced concrete terraces hovering in space, Connors states that Fallingwater may be understood as 'one of the great critiques of the modern movement in architecture, and simultaneously one of its masterpieces'.
Kaufmann is the distinguished architectural historian who trained with Wright and is the son of the clients for Fallingwater, the most famous modern house in America.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Guide, part of the Broadacre All-Wright Site (one of the most comprehensive Frank Lloyd Wright sites on the web), has a page devoted to Fallingwater and other Pennsylvania Architecture that has a long list of links to Fallingwater sites.
www.wam.umd.edu /~stwright/frank-lloyd-wright/fallingwater.html   (1171 words)

 Frank Lloyd Wright Online
Frank Lloyd Wright copyright requests handled by the Artists Rights Society.
Wright Style: Re-Creating the Spirit of Frank Lloyd Wright
All images and text on this Frank Lloyd Wright page are copyright 1999-2005 by John Malyon/Artcyclopedia, unless otherwise noted.
www.artcyclopedia.com /artists/wright_frank_lloyd.html   (575 words)

 Eric Lloyd Wright, Personal History
Eric Lloyd Wright is an architect and founder of Wright Way Organic Resource Center in Malibu, CA.
During Eric's early years in architecture, he was an apprentice to his grandfather, Frank Lloyd Wright and his father, Lloyd Wright.
His portfolio includes the restoration and renovation of Frank Lloyd Wright and Lloyd Wright works as well as residences and institutional buildings of his own design.
www.elwright.net /ericlloydwright.html   (198 words)

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