Frank Lloyd Wright

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Frank Lloyd Wright report by alexander gruber and rudolf hainzl Biography Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Centre, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867. His parents, William Cary Wright and Anna Lloyd-Jones, originally named him Frank Lincoln Wright, which he later changed after they divorced. When he was twelve years old, Wrights family settled in Madison, Wisconsin where he attended Madison High School. During summers spent on his Uncle James Lloyd Jones farm in Spring Green, Wisconsin, Wright first began to realize his dream of becoming an architect. In 1885, he left Madison without finishing high school to work for Allan Conover, the Dean of the University of Wisconsins Engineering department. While at the University, Wright spent two semesters studying civil engineering before moving to Chicago in 1887. In Chicago, he worked for architect Joseph Lyman Silsbee. Wright drafted the construction of his first building, the Lloyd-Jones family chapel, also known as Unity Chapel. One year later, he went to work for the firm of Adler and Sullivan, directly under Louis Sullivan. Wright adapted Sullivans maxim Form Follows Function to his own revised theory of Form and Function Are One. It was Sullivans belief that American Architecture should be based on American function, not European traditions, a theory which Wright later developed further. Throughout his life, Wright acknowledged very few influences but credits Sullivan as a primary influence on his career. While working for ...

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