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Frank lloyd wright works

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Frank lloyd wright works

  1. 1. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959
  2. 2. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright was an Americanwas an American architectarchitect,, interior designerinterior designer,, writerwriter , and educator., and educator.
  3. 3. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► Wright promoted organicWright promoted organic architecturearchitecture ► FallingwaterFallingwater, is a, is a househouse designeddesigned byby AmericanAmerican architectarchitect Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright in 1935 in ruralin 1935 in rural southwesternsouthwestern PennsylvaniaPennsylvania.. ► The house was built partly over aThe house was built partly over a waterfall inwaterfall in Bear RunBear Run at Rural Routeat Rural Route 1 in the Mill Run section of1 in the Mill Run section of PennsylvaniaPennsylvania.. ► Hailed by TIME magazine shortlyHailed by TIME magazine shortly after its completion as Wright'safter its completion as Wright's "most beautiful job," the home"most beautiful job," the home inspired Ayn Rand's novelinspired Ayn Rand's novel TheThe FountainheadFountainhead, and is listed among, and is listed among Smithsonian magazine's Life List ofSmithsonian magazine's Life List of 28 places "to visit before ...it's too28 places "to visit before ...it's too late."late."
  4. 4. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► The Robie House is one of theThe Robie House is one of the best known examples of Prairiebest known examples of Prairie Style architecture. The term wasStyle architecture. The term was coined by architectural criticscoined by architectural critics and historians (not by Wright)and historians (not by Wright) who noticed how the buildingswho noticed how the buildings and their various componentsand their various components (e.g. doors, windows, furniture,(e.g. doors, windows, furniture, tapestries, etc.) owed theirtapestries, etc.) owed their design influence to thedesign influence to the landscape and plant life of thelandscape and plant life of the midwest prairie of the Unitedmidwest prairie of the United States.States.
  5. 5. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► Prairie houses werePrairie houses were characterized by low,characterized by low, horizontal lines that werehorizontal lines that were meant to blend with the flatmeant to blend with the flat landscape around them.landscape around them. Typically, these structuresTypically, these structures were built around a centralwere built around a central chimney, consisted ofchimney, consisted of broad open spaces insteadbroad open spaces instead of strictly defined rooms,of strictly defined rooms, and deliberately blurredand deliberately blurred the distinction betweenthe distinction between interior space and theinterior space and the surrounding terrain.surrounding terrain.
  6. 6. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► Hollyhock House is Wright's first LosHollyhock House is Wright's first Los Angeles project. Built between 1919 andAngeles project. Built between 1919 and 1921, it represents his earliest efforts to1921, it represents his earliest efforts to develop a regionally appropriate style ofdevelop a regionally appropriate style of architecture for Southern California.architecture for Southern California. Wright himself referred to it as CaliforniaWright himself referred to it as California Romanza, using a musical termRomanza, using a musical term meaning "freedom to make one's ownmeaning "freedom to make one's own form".form". Taking advantage of Los Angeles' dry,Taking advantage of Los Angeles' dry, temperate climate, Hollyhock House is atemperate climate, Hollyhock House is a remarkable combination of house andremarkable combination of house and gardens. In addition to the centralgardens. In addition to the central garden court, each major interior spacegarden court, each major interior space adjoins an equivalent exterior space,adjoins an equivalent exterior space, connected either by glass doors, aconnected either by glass doors, a porch, pergola or colonnade. A series ofporch, pergola or colonnade. A series of rooftop terraces further extend the livingrooftop terraces further extend the living space and provide magnificent views ofspace and provide magnificent views of the Los Angeles basin and thethe Los Angeles basin and the Hollywood Hills.Hollywood Hills.
  7. 7. Frank Lloyd WrightFrank Lloyd Wright ► Frank Lloyd Wright createdFrank Lloyd Wright created the Guggenheim Museumthe Guggenheim Museum as a series of organicas a series of organic shapes. Circular formsshapes. Circular forms spiral down down like thespiral down down like the interior of a shell. Visitorsinterior of a shell. Visitors to the museum begin onto the museum begin on the upper level and followthe upper level and follow a sloping ramp downwarda sloping ramp downward through connectedthrough connected exhibition spaces. At theexhibition spaces. At the core, an open rotundacore, an open rotunda offers views of artwork onoffers views of artwork on several levels.several levels.
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