Frank Lloyd Wright 's Life, Career, Influences And Impact On The Way We See American Architecture

1500 Words Apr 20th, 2016 6 Pages
Frank Lloyd Wright is Americas’ best known and most influential architect and arguably the greatest architect of the 20th century from anywhere in the world. Wright is known and respected throughout the world for his innovative and modern designs. As an architect Wright developed an organic and what became known as a distinctively American style throughout his work. Many believe that Frank Lloyd Wright changed the way we build and and live in the modern world. This essay will examine and evaluate Wrights life, career, influences and impact on the way we see American architecture.

Wright was born on the 8th of June 1867 at the time when America was going through lots of industrial and social change. He was born in Wisconsin to Anne Lloyd Jones and William Carey Wright. His mother was a teacher and his father a gifted musician and Preacher. Wrights mother nurtured his appreciation of art and nature from an early age. She introduced him to Froebel’s wooden blocks and he later stated that this was one of the recurring influences in his career and can be seen in the geometry of many of his buildings. Undoubtedly a most major influence in his work is nature and the natural environment - Wright loved the Wisconsin landscape he explored as a boy. Nature is a recurring feature in his buildings and even where he positions his buildings - he later talked of architecture that “..is a grace to the landscape instead of a disgrace.”

In 1885 his parents divorced, he stayed with his…

More about Frank Lloyd Wright 's Life, Career, Influences And Impact On The Way We See American Architecture

Open Document