Quote of the week:
"The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes."
-Frank Lloyd Wright
|Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Wisconsin in 1867. In 1885, he left his home town without finishing high school to work for the University of Wisconsin's Engineering department and to study civil engineering. After a couple of years, he moved to Chicago to work as an architect. He initially specialized in horizontal structures built with natural materials and never painted. In later work, he continued to incorporate nature into his buildings by using natural shapes, translucent ceilings, and large windows. In 1909, Wright moved in with a lady friend, Mamah Borthwick Cheney. Cheney was tragically murdered by an insane servant and their home was burned down, but Wright overcame the tragedy and continued to work. One of his best known buildings is the shell-shaped Guggenheim Museum in New York, built in 1943. In 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright died at the age of 92. His 532 completed structures are world famous and continue to influence architecture today.|
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