Frank LLoyd Wright

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General Information

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Name: Frank Lloyd Wright

Pen Name: None

Born: June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin

Death Date: April 9, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona - buried at Taliesin West, Arizona.

Illinois Connection

Frank Lloyd Wright moved to Chicago in 1887 where he joined the architectural firm of Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Within the year, he had left Silsbee to work for the firm of Adler & Sullivan as an apprentice to Louis Sullivan. In 1889, he married his first wife, Catherine Lee "Kitty" Tobin (1871-1959) and purchased land in Oak Park, Illinois. There, he built his first home and studio.

Biographical and Professional Information

Frank Lloyd Wright is considered to be one of the founders of modern architecture. He is regarded by many as the greatest arechitect of the twentieth century. He was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin but began his career in Chicago. Some of his most famous examples of architecture are located in the Midwest. Wright authored twenty books and numerous articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe.

Published Works

  • The Disappearing City, 1908
  • Japanese Print: An Interpretation, 1912
  • In the Cause of Architecture, 1923
  • Experimenting With Human Lives, Fine Art Society, 1923
  • Modern Architecture, Princeton University Press, 1931
  • Two Lectures on Architecture, Art Institute of Chicago, 1931
  • An Organic Architecture, Lund Humphries, 1939
  • An Autobiography of Frank Lloyd Wright, 1943
  • Genius and the Mobocracy, Duell, Sloan, and Pierce, 1949
  • The Future of Architecture, Horizon Press, 1953
  • The Natural House, Horizon Press, 1954
  • The Story of the Tower:The Tree That Escaped the Crowded Forest, Horizon Press, 1956
  • A Testament, Horizon Press, 1957

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Disappearing City

ASIN: B0000EF481
Release Date: 1932

Experimenting with human lives

Release Date: 1923

Modern Architecture: Being the Kahn Lectures for 1930

ISBN: 0691129371
Release Date: 2008-02-10

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An Organic Architecture: The Architecture of Democracy

ISBN: 0262230445
Release Date: 1970-05-15

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Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography

ISBN: 0764932438
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Genius and the Mobocracy.

ISBN: 0818000228
Release Date: 1949-01-01

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A Testament / Frank Lloyd Wright

ISBN: 1131291786
Release Date: 1957

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Literary Awards


External Links

Frank Lloyd Wright on WorldCat

Frank Lloyd Wright on Amazon

Frank Lloyd Wright on Wikipedia

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation

Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin Historical Society

Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust


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