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Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, whose creative period spanned more than 70 years, designing more than 1,000 structures, of which 532 were completed. Wright believed in designing structures that were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture.

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First Christian Church in Phoenix / Frank Lloyd Wright

In 1949 the Southwest Christian Seminary in Phoenix commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright (then 82 years of age) to design a Classical University that included along with other programmatic buildings a chapel. His drawings were finished and made public in 1950 but the Seminary, however, ceased its operations and the university was never built. Years later, Wright´s widow obtained permission to…

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Architecture, Residential

Hollyhock House / Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright designed Hollyhock House as part of a commission from oil heiress Louise Aline Barnsdall to create an avant-garde theatre and cultural complex called Olive Hill. Of the entire complex, only the residence and two apartments were completed. Located in the East Hollywood neighbourhood of Los Angeles, Hollyhock House was completed between 1919 and 1921.

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Architecture, Movie

The Fountainhead: A touch of the new, a touch of the old

Architect Howard Roark (Gary Cooper) being asked to add a classical touch to his modernistic building proposal. From “The Fountainhead” (1948). The Fountainhead technical information Movie: The Fountainhead Director: King Vidor Writers: Ayn Rand (screenplay), Ayn Rand (novel) Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey To sell your soul is the easiest thing in the world. That’s what everybody does…

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