Frank Lloyd Wright

About Frank Lloyd Wright:

Wright’s “time, his day, his age” was that of late nineteenth-century America. His works spanned two vastly different cultural periods. He was born on 8th June 1867 and died on 9th April 1959. He had a working career of more than 75 years.

His Attitude Towards Work:
In his London lectures of 1939, Frank Lloyd Wright said: “Every great architect is necessarily a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age.” Wright himself was exactly this. The background buildings which attempted only a little and were content to serve as neutral settings for any kind of human thought and action did not interest him. He always had intentions to form human life into rhythmic patterns which seemed to him poetic and to embody those patterns in buildings.

The Great “Organic Theory” of Wright:

According to Wright, “When a building built by men to serve a specifically human purpose not only celebrates that purpose in its visible form but also becomes an integrated structure as well, it then takes a character of an organism which exists according to its own complete and balanced laws. It dignifies by its wholeness and integrity.” This is what Wright meant by “organic.”

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