Design Community Celebrates Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th Birthday

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If he were alive today, the influential architect would probably be motivated to top his previous creations

June 08, 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic Fallingwater home. Photo: Pixabay

Thursday is the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Wright, the forward-thinking architect and interior designer who championed organic architecture, developed Usonian ideology, and led the Prairie School architectural movement.

Curbed compiled a guide to understanding Wright’s style of design. Pieces include a list of his most essential works, a chart that shows his architectural influence, a dive into Usonia, and a look at homes that are for sale or rent today.

Wright, a protégé of Louis Sullivan, enjoyed annual pilgrimages but maintained close ties to the Chicago area. The Frank Lloyd Wright/Prairie School of Architecture Historic District holds walking tours of his homes in Oak Park.

If Wright could see what 150 looks like, could see the crowds gathering around his masterpieces, would he soak it all in? Perhaps he would simply request a pen and paper and start updating designs. “I don’t think he really built for posterity,” said Robert. “I think he thought everything would be rebuilt, better, by him.”

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