Charles Sullivan And Frank Lloyd Wright

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Prairie School architecture is one of the most definitive types of North American architecture. From the long sloping roofs to the handcrafted look that these buildings convey, there is nothing quite like the way that the Prairie School shaped the American Midwest. Even today, Prairie School continues to influence those looking for a more rustic look in their houses. With the mass imports of foreign goods, many people are looking for something distinctly American and one thing becomes abundantly clear; Prairie School is an important style for current and future American 's as they look for a way to both show modernism as well as older styles at the same time. It becomes necessary to look at the people and events that made this movement…show more content…
The third building to be analyzed is The Fallingwater House in Pennsylvania, a classic Prairie School house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The beginning of the 20th century was a time of major change for the world. Factories had begun pumping out vast quantities of cheap goods to the public. The Arts and Crafts Movement was in full swing. Science was making leaps and bounds. America had started to become exposed to many new cultures rather than just European. Recent explorations of Asia and Egypt had brought back many new influences to the people. Realizing now that there was something else out there gave incentive to break from the classicism that had dominated architecture. Before that change could take place however, something big needed to happen. That event just happened to take place in the American Midwest, in no other city than Chicago. The Prairie School would start in the late 1890s and last until the onset of World War 1.2 Although the majority of architects would shift their focus at the start of the Great War, some would continue to use elements of Prairie School in their works well into the future. Much of Prairie School emerged out of Chicago. In fact, many of the architects that made up the backbone of the Prairie School had got their start in Chicago. There were many reasons for this, but one really stood out. In 1871, a fire all but burned Chicago to the ground. The Great
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