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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential American architects of the twentieth century and was one of the trailblazers of the ‘organic architecture’ movement.

After spending most of his young life in Wisconsin, Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago, where he worked with some of the most famous American architects of the age.

Around 300 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings still stand today. His famous ‘organic architecture’ style blended natural landscapes with man-made materials to create stunning and utterly unique structures.

Guggenheim Museum in New York is a landmark work of 20th-century architecture. Wikki Commons/ CC BY-SA 3.0

The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own, we have no soul of our own civilization. – Frank Lloyd Wright

Some of Lloyd Wrights most notable works include the world-famous Guggenheim Museum in New York; a striking concrete structure built to resemble a temple, with a ramp that visitors slowly descend in order to view the museum’s collection from top to bottom.

Lloyd-Wright also designed Fallingwater in the mountains of Southwest Pennsylvania, a sandstone house that hangs directly over a waterfall.

Fallingwater. Somach / CC BY-SA

Taliesin West, which served as Wright’s winter home in Arizona, now functions as the headquarters of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and is famed for being made solely out of materials sourced from the surrounding desert landscape.

It has been over 60 years since Wright’s passing, but his work continues to influence and inspire today’s architectural talent. In 2019, UNESCO added eight of Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings to their World Heritage List.

Beth Sholom Synagogue, / CC BY-SA

Learn more about Fallingwater, Pennsylvania, USA 

Cover Photo By By Wars – Own work, CC BY 2.5