Frank Lloyd Wright And His Incorporation Of The Environment

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Frank Lloyd Wright and his incorporation of the environment in his “textile block” houses Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most influential designers of modern architecture and design. He was born June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. He studied at the University of Wisconsin in the field of engineering because courses in architecture were not available at the school. In 1887, Wright moved to Chicago were he became a draftsman for Joseph Lyman Silsbee, who was a famous Mid-western architect. While working for Silsbee, Wright designed his first building. Later in that same year, Wright became a designer at the firm of Alder and Sullivan. Wright soon became their chief draftsman. Louis Sullivan, one of the partners at the firm, had a profound influence upon Wright’s work. Wright was forced to leave the firm of Alder and Sullivan because of his "bootleg" homes. People were at first opposed to his new and different approach to architecture and design. In 1893, he began his own practice. Wright soon began to design and build houses of his own that reflected Louis Sullivan’s influence. Wright’s designs also revealed his independent talent and nature. Jennifer Avendano December 6, 2016 Jr/Sr Seminar Professor Morton By the time that Frank Lloyd Wright arrived in Southern California he had already established himself as one of the greatest architects of his generation. His work in Chicago had proven to be extremely popular among

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