Frank Lincoln Wright


".......having a good start not only do I fully intend to be the
greatest architect who has yet lived, but fully intend to be the greatest
architect who will ever live. Yes, I intend to be the greatest architect of all
time." - Frank Lloyd Wright 1867-1959


CHILDHOOD

Born in Richland Center, in southwestern Wisconsin, on June 8, 1867
(Sometimes reported as 1869) Frank Lincoln Wright (Changed by himself to Frank
Lloyd Wright) was raised in the influence of a welsh heritage. The Lloyd-Jones
family, his mother's side of the family, had great influence on Mr. Wright
throughout his life. The family was Unitary in faith and lived close to each
other. Major aspects within the Lloyd-Jones ...

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His parents divorced when Wright was still young. His mother Anna
(Lloyd-Jones) Wright, relied heavily on upon her many brothers sisters and
uncles, and was intellectually guided by his aunts and his mother.

Before her son was born, Anna Wright had decided that her son was gong
to be a great architect. Using Froebel's geometric blocks to entertain and
educate her son, Mrs. Wright must have struck genius her son possessed. Use of
the imagination was encouraged and Wright was given free run of the playroom
filled with paste, paper, and cardboard. On the door were the words, SANCTUM
SANCTORUM (Latin for: place of inviolable privacy). Mr. Wright was seen as a
dreamy and sensitive child, and cases of him running away while working on the
farmlands with some uncles is noted. This pattern of running away continued
throughout his lifetime.

WRIGHT'S FIRST BREAK

In 1887, at the age of twenty, Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago.
During the late nineteenth century, Chicago ...

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Sullivan soon ran into economic troubles and his
international reputation dwindled by 1920. Sullivan was soon reguarded as
worthless to the architectural world. He resorted to alcoholism and died in
1924 without regaining the glory of what was held in their early years of
Chicago.

LIFE AFTER THE FIRM

Wright quickly built up a practice in residential architecture. At one
point in his career, Wright would produce 135 buildings in ten years. Wright
took a different approach to architecture by designing the furniture, light
fixtures, and other things that were in the structures that he made. He
developed a unique type of architecture that was known as the “Prairie” ...

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