Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Wright Thomas House - Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Wright Thomas House - Oak Park, IL

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential American architects of all time. Eschewing the traditional boxy and dated European style of architecture prevalent in the late 19th and early 20th century, he created his own unique floor plans based off a concept he called "organic architecture." The idea behind organic architecture was that the house was built in harmony with its surroundings. His most well-known style was that of the "Prairie Houses" - which generally had open floor plans and were made of unfinished materials.

Peter Beachy House - Frank Lloyd Wright

Peter Beachy House - Oak Park, IL

Built between 1900 and 1917, these houses were long, low-to-the-ground buildings with overhangs and terraces and suppressed chimneys. More often than not, Wright would design both the house and the furniture inside it. Born in 1867, Wright died after an extremely long architectural career of 72 years in 1959.

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Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy

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