today’s birthday: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867): Widely considered the greatest American architect

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867)

Widely considered the greatest American architect, Wright championed the use of open planning as well https://i0.wp.com/img.weburbanist.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/movie-houses-north-by-northwest-vandamm.jpgas “organic architecture,” a design philosophy that promotes harmony between building and environment. His masterpieces include New York City’s iconic Guggenheim Museum and “Fallingwater,” a breathtaking Pennsylvania house that is cantilevered over a waterfall, with its balconies and terraces seemingly suspended in midair. How many people were murdered at Wright’s home, Taliesin, in 1914? More… Discuss

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4 responses to “today’s birthday: Frank Lloyd Wright (1867): Widely considered the greatest American architect

  1. Hi,
    I first heard of Wright in Ayn Rand’s book The Fountain Head. He was indeed an architect with a vision. His personal life is not my example of a prosperous life with inner peace, but his genius in the art world is indisputable.
    Thanks.
    Patricia

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  2. He was the only famous architect whose name was in the title of a Simon & Garfunkel song~

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    • Thanks for the feedback Larry! A grandiose man thinking grandiosely! I much more adhere to the utilitarian philosophy to which every civilization arrives at (and many progressed away from)

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