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Frank Lloyd Wright Fallingwater Essay

… He also designed an acoustically perfect cabaret theatre; built from solid rock and concrete, it is said that the acoustics are so terrific a whisper from someone on the stage can be heard in the back row.

Critic Judy Hedding writes that Frank Lloyd Wright (born in 1867) had been taught by his parents the "virtue of hard work" and through his years growing up in Wisconsin he acquired a "love of the landscape," which is reflected in the way the Taliesin West building (built on 600 acres) blends into the landscape in the desert. "Organic architecture," Wright explained, should be sited so that "form and function were one" (Hedding, 2009).

Frank Lloyd Wright -- Hanna-Honeycomb House

Another of Wright's stunningly original designs that has…. [read more]

Frank Lloyd Wright Was Born in 1867 Research Paper

… Frank Lloyd Wright was born in 1867 on a farm in Richland, Wisconsin where he spent most of his youth. He was originally named Frank Lincoln Wright but when his parents divorced and he had designed his first building, he decided to change his middle name to Lloyd. When he as 12 years old he and his parents moved to the larger city of Madison, Wisconsin where he attended high school but never graduated.

Wright's initial interest in architecture developed during his high school years and this interest led to his taking a job with the Dean of the University of Wisconsin's College of Wisconsin. The requirements of the job dictated that he quit high school but he did find time to take several courses…. [read more]

Frank Lloyd Wright Term Paper

… The Fallingwater Conservancy has thus commissioned a restoration project that includes shoring the weaker balconies and waterproofing the entire house (Silman).

Wright's other controversial monuments include the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Because of its radical spiral ramp form, the museum's construction was delayed for years until it finally opened in 1959. Instead of a museum of separate square rooms, Wright designed a spiral ramp that visitors traversed to view the collection. This spiral extends from a domed skylight to an open central court (Hart 138).

Critics charge that the museum's curved walls make it unsuitable for displaying larger paintings. However, the buildings organic design has proved ideal for its purpose and it is now recognized as Manhattan landmark.

IV. Innovations and Contributions

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