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  • Submitted by: justyna310
  • on March 19, 2012
  • Category: History
  • Length: 791 words

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Frank Lloyd Wright, born on June 8, 1867 and died on April 9, 1959 was an American architect, writer, educator, and interior designer who completed 500 works and designed more than 1,000 different structures throughout Chicago and other cities.[1]   His work included an original style of many buildings, offices, schools, hotels, museums, skyscrapers, and churches. Wright grew up in the town of Richland Center, Wisconsin with his parents. According to Wright’s autobiography, Wright’s mother Anna Lloyd Jones, purchased a set of blocks that she saw at an exhibit called the Froebel Gifts, these geometrical shaped blocks could be rearranged into several different combinations of three dimensional compositions.[1]   Time would later show that those blocks were an influence in his works which were recognized for their geometrical shapes. At the age of 14, Wright’s parents separated and by the age of 20, Wright headed out to Chicago in search of a job. [1]
Since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the population boom, there were plenty of opportunities to gain employment. Wright worked for a few different architectural companies but eventually ended up working for Louis Sullivan and soon after he became the chief assistant. [1] In 1892, Wright started practicing “bootlegging houses” by night and away from the office which made him combine the styles of Silsbee, Queen Anne and Sullivan classicism. [2] Wright started his own firm and began to work out the Schiller building in 1893.[2]   Wright then moved to Oak Park, Illinois which is a suburb located west of Chicago. By 1901, Wright designed about 50 buildings. By 1909, Frank Lloyd Wright started the “prairie school” of architecture. [2] Prairie School architects are marked by horizontal lines; flat roofs with overhanging eaves, the windows are grouped horizontally in bands, combined with a clean landscape.[3]   This style was thought to be similar to that of the native prairie landscape hence the name “prairie style”. The...

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