Frank Lloyd Wright has become a figure that exists in the same realm as individuals such as Michael Jordan, Stephen King, and Pablo Picasso. Even if you aren’t a fan of basketball, haven’t read a book since grade school, or can’t tell an original Picasso from an original two-year-old’s finger painting, those three names still carry some weight; they have become synonymous with the fields in which they exist. Arguably the most famous architect to have ever lived, Frank Lloyd Wright certainly fits into this same category.
Wright once described architecture as “The mother art,” saying “without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.” Wright wasn’t just waxing poetic, he didn’t just talk the talk, he backed it up with his actions, playing a large part in the creation of a style of architecture that was uniquely American; creating a soul for his civilization.Tags: architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright
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