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Who was Frank Lloyd Wright and how did architecture change after WW1

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How did Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture affect World War I? Well, who was Frank Lloyd Wright? This paper will give you answers to both questions.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. Although often stated that he was born in 1869, records prove that he was born in 1867. He was a single child who’s mother was Anna Lloyd Jones, and his father was William Carey Wright. His mom was a teacher and his dad was a preacher. They were a Welsh family that moved around frequently during his early years, living in cities such as Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Iowa before finally settling in Madison, Wisconsin at the age of 12 years old. Wright fell in love with the outdoors while spending summers with his mother’s family in Spring Green. He would study the landscape of the hills, modeling and looks of it. In 1885, Wright graduated from public high school in Madison, it is also the same year his parents got a divorce and his father moved away, never hearing from him again. That same year, Wright enrolled at the University of Wisconsin at Madison to study civil engineering. To pay for his tuition and to help support his mom, he would work for the dean, at his college, in the engineering department and he assisted the acclaimed architect Joseph Silsbee with the construction of the Unity Chapel. This convinced Wright that he wanted to be an architect, in 1887 he dropped out of school to go work for Silsbee in Chicago. In 1888, Wright began an apprenticeship with the Chicago architectural firm of Adler and Sullivan, where he worked directly under Louis Sullivan, who had a profound influence on Wright. Sullivan hoped that Wright would carry on his dream of defining a uniquely American Style of architecture...

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... all changed after World War 1 (“Architecture in WW1” 1)
The Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s most famous architect, was built around 1936 and 1939. The house was built over a waterfall, in Pittsburgh, PA. He built this house for his clients, the Kaufmann’s. This is his most famous architect because it appears to be floating over a 30’ waterfall, instead of standing on solid ground, like houses usually do. The Fallingwater is still available to be viewed to this day, standing strong and beautiful, much like most of Wright’s buildings (“What is Fallingwater” 1).
Frank Lloyd Wright also has a college named after his masterpiece house that he made, the Taliesin. The college is located in Arizona and is an architecture college (“Taliesin” 1).

Works Cited

http://www.biography.com/people/frank-lloyd-wright-9537511
http://www.fallingwater.org/37/what-is-fallingwater
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