Frank Lloyd Wright: The Pioneer of creating Greatn

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Frank Lloyd Wright: The Pioneer of creating Greatness Through Simplicity

Frank Lloyd Wright:        The Pioneer of creating Greatness Through Simplicity    These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity  and unrivaled creativity.  Wright was unquestionably a architectural  genius and was years ahead of his time.  The biggest obstacle which held  Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was  present during his time.  As a architect, Wright accomplished more that  any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or  Michangelo.  His philosophy of Organic Architecture showed the world  that form and function could both by achieved to create a house that was  both true to nature and affordable.  Wrights homes, have today become  monuments of  greatness and distictionn.  Most of them serve as museums,  displaying the his ideas and the achievements of a lifetime of  innovation.  It wasn't until Wright published "The Natural House"  however, that he fully was able to illustrate all of his ideas relating  toward housing. In the "Natural House" wright defines the meaning of  Organic Architecture and how it can be applied to creating housing which  provides a closeness to nature for the occupents.  Wright was undoubtly  a romantic and individualist.  His feeling toward nature and self  integrity can best be shown by comparing them to those shared by Emerson  and Thoreau.  Wrights deep love of nature and his individualism were  formed from the events which influenced him as a child and up until his  days working for Louis Sullivan.  In order to fully understand the ideas  which Wright proposed through his philosophy of Organic Architecture,  one must first understand the events and influences which led to their  creation.   As a child, Wrights parents always encouraged him to be a free thinker  and individualist.  Both of his parents were intelligent and creative  people by nature.  They, of all people had the greatest influence on  Wright.  Throughout his life they were extreamly supportive of Wrights  dream of becoming an architect, and always made sure that he had books  and pictures of buildings that he could study and learn from.  Wrights  parents had little money, but they always found the extra money needed  to support their childrens intrusts. When Wright became old enough to begin learning about working, his  parents felt that sending him to his uncles dairy farm during his summer  break from school would provide him with the proper work ethics and  morals needed to become a responsible adult.  The work on the farm was  rigorous and seemingly endless to Wright.  He despised the chores which  he was required to do.  Wright attempted to run away almost each summer  that he was sent there.  However, his kind but stern uncle promised him  that all of his hard work would make him a better person and would teach  him responsibility.  As the years passed, Frank began to dread working  on the farm less and less.  He became fascinated with nature and  developed a deep respect for it.  It was there, on a small Wisconsin  dairy farm where Wright began to ponder the theory of integrating  architecture with nature.  Wright attributed his love toward nature and  his respect toward it, to the many summers which he spent on his uncles  farm. The other major influence in Wrights life, was the collapsing of the  State of Wisconsin Capitol Building.  At the time, Wright was only 13  when he witnessed the building collapse upon itself, killing all 40  workers who were inside it.  Severely traumatized and unable to sleep  for weeks, Wright kept wondering why the tragic incident occurred.   Weeks later, it was revealed that the cause of the buildings collapse       was a lack of support from the pilars which held up the above 3  stories.  The architect and the builder both reglected to test the  pilars before they were introduced into the buildings structural design.   After Wright learned this, he vowed that if he became a architect, he  would thourghly test all of the support membranes used in the  construction  of all the building projects which he oversaw.  The greatest factor  which Wright put forth in his philosophy of Organic Architecture was  that of safety.  Wright felt that all buildings, whether they were  commercial

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