Life of an Architect: Frank Lloyd Wright and R. Buckminster Fuller
Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright) who was born on June 8, 1867 was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator whom designed more than 1,000 projects, which resulted in more than 500 completed works.
Frank Lloyd Wright was born in the farming community of Richland Center, Wisconsin, United States, in 1867. Originally named Frank Lincoln Wright, he changed his name after his parents' divorce to honor his mother's Welsh family, the Lloyd Joneses. His father, William Carey Wright (1825 – 1904) was a locally admired orator, music teacher, occasional lawyer and itinerant minister. William Wright had met and married Anna Lloyd Jones (1838/39 – 1923); a county schoolteacher; when he was employed as the superintendent of schools for Richland County. Originally from Massachusetts, William Wright had been a Baptist minister but later he joined his wife's family in the Unitarian faith. Anna was a member of the large, prosperous and well-known Lloyd Jones family of Unitarians, who had emigrated from Wales to southwestern Wisconsin. Both of Wright's parents were strong-willed individuals with idiosyncratic interests that they passed on to Frank. In his biography his mother declared, when she was expecting her first child, that he would grow up to build beautiful buildings. She decorated his nursery with engravings of English cathedrals torn from a periodical to encourage the infant's ambition. The family moved to Weymouth, Massachusetts in 1870 for William to minister a small congregation.
Wright promoted organic architecture, was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture, and developed the concept of the Usonian home. His works includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, hotels, and museums. He also often designed many interior elements of his building, such as the furniture and stained glass....