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Detail of winter quarters of Frank Lloyd Wright. Foot of McDowell Mountain, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Detail of winter quarters of Frank Lloyd Wright. Foot of McDowell Mountain, Maricopa County, Arizona

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867—1959), architect and writer, an abundantly creative master of American architecture. His “Prairie style” became the basis of 20th-century residential design in the United States. Wright was a great originator and a highly productive architect. He designed some 800 buildings, of which 380 were actually built and a number are still standing. UNESCO designated eight of them—including Fallingwater, the Guggenheim Museum, and Unity Temple—as World Heritage sites in 2019. Throughout his career Wright retained the use of ornamental detail, earthy colours, and rich textural effects. His sensitive use of materials helped to control and perfect his dynamic expression of space, which opened a new era in American architecture. He became famous as the creator and expounder of “organic architecture,” his phrase indicating buildings that harmonize both with their inhabitants and with their environment. The boldness and fertility of his invention and his command of space are probably his greatest achievements.

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01/01/1940
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Lee, Russell, 1903-1986, photographer
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arizona
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Library of Congress
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No known restrictions. For information, see U.S. Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information Black & White Photographs http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/071_fsab.html

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