Frank Lloyd Wright Biography

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"Beautiful buildings are more than scientific. They are true organisms, spiritually

conceived; works of art, using the best technology by inspiration rather than the

idiosyncrasies of mere taste or any averaging by the committee mind."

"The good building is not one that hurts the landscape, but one which makes the

landscape more beautiful than it was before the building was built."

"My building will last at least 300 years.

" No house should ever be on any hill or on anything. It should be of the hill, belonging

to it, so hill and house could live together each the happier for the other."

- Frank Lloyd Wright (1867~1959)

Frank Lloyd Wright was born at Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland

Center in southwestern Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867. He is one of the most universally

acclaimed and admired of all American architects, and his name is known worldwide to

laymen as well as to architects and historians.

Wright's buildings and theories seem to

have had only a slight impact on the evolution of 20the-century architecture. His early

influences were his clergyman father's playing of Bach and Beethoven and his mother's

gift of geometric blocks. Wright spent many summers of his youth in Spring Green, he

came to view architecture as subject to the same rules that govern organic growth. Like,

plants buildings should "grow out of the soil and be a part of it." He entered the

University of Wisconsin at 15 as a special student, studying engineering because the

school had no course in architecture.

In 1887, at the age of twenty, Frank Lloyd Wright, broke from the

comfort of his childhood in Wisconsin and moved to Chicago. With education in

Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Wright found a job as a draftsman in...