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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Frank Lloyd Wright  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: June 8, 1867 in Richland Center, Wisconsin

-- Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright, Wisconsin Historical Society --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust --
-- Wikipedia --
-- Frank Lloyd Wright on WorldCat --

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

Selected Titles At Your Library

Modern architecture :
ISBN: 0691129371. OCLC Number:

Princeton University Press,. Princeton, N.J. ;. ©2008.

An organic architecture :
ISBN: 0262230445. OCLC Number:

M.I.T. Press,. Cambridge :. [1970, ©1939]

An autobiography /
ISBN: 0764932438. OCLC Number:

. .

The iconic American architect describes his life, philosophy, and work; and discusses his childhood and family, apprenticeship with Dankmar Adler and Louis Sullivan, personal life, travels, and architectural achievements.

Genius and the mobocracy.
ISBN: 0818000228. OCLC Number:

Horizon Press. New York,. [1971]