Frank Lloyd Wright and His Impact
Frank Lloyd Wright was a very influential designer and architect who inspired the next century of builders to go beyond their normal standards and break free from the confines of the current building barriers. He used aspects of nature to compliment his buildings, and knew how to perfectly arrange the complex angles and structures to set his projects apart from all others. Frank Lloyd Wright changed the future of architecture with his high attention to interior design, detail, simplicity, and environmental influences. Frank’s upbringing seems to have impacted his choices and views in life. Wright’s father was a Baptist minister and a musician, possibly where Wright may have received some of his creativity. His mother was a school teacher, and she introduced Wright to the Froebel Kindergarten Method, which familiarized children to solely geometric forms and certain patterns on grids. Many say that this was a major part to Wright’s advanced geometric procedures and focus on design and function ("Wright, Frank Lloyd - Overview"). Frank Lloyd Wright held many jobs that added to his architect career early in his life. The first main influence was his part-time employment with a Madison, Wisconsin contractor, working as a draftsman’s apprentice for Joseph Silsbee. Wright also worked with Dankmar Alder and Louis Sullivan. Wright developed a close relationship with Louis Sullivan, who had a “form follows function” philosophy, just like Wright did later in life. JRank Encyclopedia says, “By the time Wright was in his early 20s, he had worked on some of the most impressive buildings in Chicago.” This quote puts in perspective just how much experience Wright received from his collaborations with Adler and Sullivan ("Wright, Frank Lloyd - Overview"). Wright said himself, describing his work as “organic architecture; that which proceeds, persists, and creates, according to the nature of man and his circumstances as they both...
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