Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prolific and controversial public figures of his time. He was a writer, art collector, philosopher and visionary, all of which combined to inspire his craft. An outdoorsy child, Wright fell deeply in love with the Wisconsin landscape he explored as a boy. "The modeling of the hills, the look of it all in tender green or covered with snow or in full glow of bursts into the glorious blaze of autumn," he later reminisced. [19459002
Widely known for four distinct architectural styles, his work stemmed from his belief that buildings should be made from the land,
Prairie: Bottom of his belief that we needed fewer, what more heavily and inexpensively embedded low pitched roofs, overhanging eaves, central chimney, and open floor plans The antidote to the confined, closed-in look of the Victorian era.
Textile: a new linear approach, combined with influences from Mayan architecture
Organic: this drew from natural resources, combined with the influence of Japanese architecture.
Usonian: smaller than his sprawling Prairie style residences, these contained little ornamentation and lacked foundations or attics. These houses were set up in zones, typically with three areas: living space, small bedrooms, and a kitchen-dining area. Wright intended.
Frank Lloyd Wright was clearly ahead of his time. The design of many of his homes once seemed light-years ahead of their time, and people often had trouble understanding his vision, yet almost all of our modern home design and home building construction puts to use the ideals he thought so important.
The works of Frank Lloyd Wright are unique. No two homes or buildings look alike. He was born in 1969 and was born in the United States. He saw the need for more fluid, more open, more liveable, and less restrained.
Wright Stood for Clean Lines and Simplicity. He believed that a well-built building complemented its environment and surrounding. He disliked the intricate detail and fussiness of the architectural styles that preceded him. His ideals, words and foresight continues to be used as inspiration for modern home design and custom home builders. The echoes of his style are evident in many of the contemporary homes we see designed today.
Source by Lewis Rose