Discussion Board: Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the greatest architects in the world during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. His famous concept of ‘Organic Architecture’ lead him to integrate architecture into nature settings in ways never seen before. This is evident in his masterpiece Fallingwater House (see chapter 13, image 29), and other residential projects, such as the Backman-Wilson House. He is also known for designing the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Please watch the video, and after completing the assigned reading, write a five-hundred essay addressing the question below.




Page 307 in the textbook.


Frank Lloyd Wright



1. The Guggenheim Museum design greatly differs from other residential projects – such as Fallingwater, or the Backman-Wilson houses, evidencing a broad spectrum of work by the famous architect. At first glance, it can be hard to believe that both works are from the same architect. In a five-hundred-word compare/contrast the museum to one of his residential projects (your favorite one). Identify three stylistic differences or similarities focusing on style – or visual vocabulary -, use of materials, setting, and/or engineering advancements. In a couple of sentences mention what surprised you the most about the work of Frank Lloyd Wright.


























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