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Frank Lloid Wright

Biography

Frank Lioyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin on June 8, 1867. When he was 12 years old, Wright’s family settled in Madison, where he attended Madison High School. During summers spent on his uncle’s farm, Frank began ro realize his dream to become an architect. At the university, he spent two semesters ti study civil engineering before moving to Chicago in 1887. Here Wright drafted the construction of his first building, The Lioyd-Jones family Chapel. Over the next 20 years, Wright’s influence continued to grow in popularity in the U.S.A. and Europe. It was during this time that Wright began to develop and refine his architectural and sociological philosophies: in fact he utilized natural materials. In his long career, which lasted more than 70 years, Frank Lioyd Wright draws over a thousand projects, including homes, offices, churches, schools, libraries, bridges, museums and more. On April 9, 1959 at the age of 92 years old, he died at his home in Phoenix, Arizona.

His most famous building

The Fallingwater House o ‘Casa sulla cascata’ is considered a masterpiece of modern architecture. This promotes a harmony netween man and nature. Fallingwater House stems from a project in 1934 for Edgar Kaufmann, a rich trader. Wright was inspired by theKaufmann family who was fascinated by waterfall on a stream called Bear Run that runs the mountain forests of western Pennsylvania. So he made a series of plans terrace bump and overlapping. Kauffmann family used the house as holiday home until the fifties (’50), giving it in 1963 to the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, which makes a house-museum open to the public, with thousands of visitors every year.

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