Simon and Garfunkel’s Legendary Architect
You hop out of the car as the driver opens the door for you. You look up and see the stunning Imperial Hotel in Tokyo. It’s your first time traveling abroad since you made your fortune, and you’re very excited. On the outside there are stone collages featuring Mayan architecture with green volcanic rock, terra cotta grillwork, and yellow brick. (An Imperial History)You gasp as you notice the intricate patterns the materials have been placed in. As you stumble through the doors of the Hotel, you see the walls and you almost faint. They’re filled with elaborate turtles and peacocks. Along the floors of the hallways there are carpets filled with American Indian designs. The small and low lit passageways seem to go on forever until you see the most gorgeous sight ever: the ballroom shimmers with gold painted decorations. The murals on the ceilings are hand painted designs. (An Imperial History)You can just feel the presence of movie stars and politicians when even they gasped at this sight. You wonder who could possibly design such an elaborate building. Who had the skills and imagination to dream of this? Who else but Frank Lloyd Wright, who has been considered to be one of the best architects of all time. Wright revolutionized modern architecture with his unique and artistic building designs.
Before Wright and a few other modern architects came along the style of buildings was neoclassic. In neoclassic architecture you often will see a domed roof, tall columns that rise the full height of the building.(Craven) One example of this is our Capital Building. This was started in the late 1700s and still has repairs and extensions being made. (Capitol Co...
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