Frank Lloyd Wright had a signature style of his 532 built structures across the nation. If you don't know who Frank Lloyd Wright was; he was an American architect who had revolutionary ideas about residential living. Although his buildings are mainly located in the Midwest and east coast of the United States he was a great inspiration for many homes in the greater Denver area. As a celebration of this great architect's life, Curbed.com celebrated his 150th Birthday with dedications to him all last week.
Kelsey Keith with Curbed.com could not have described Frank Lloyd Wright better,
"A believer in suburban utopia. Father of organic architecture. Doghouse designer. Cape-wearing dandy. A purported target of grave-robbing. Bootlegging apprentice. Speed demon. Homewrecker. Survivor. Attention-hungry celebrity. Mystery guest. Teacher. Pacifist. Bad Boss. And if you don't believe what others had to say about the architect Frank Lloyd Wright in his lifetime and long after, judge the man on his own words: 'You see, in early life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I choose honest arrogance and see no occasion to change now.' "
Throughout his life, he created 1,000 plus designs and it was just found that the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives alone holds “55,000 drawings, 125,000 photographs, 285 films, 300,000 sheets of correspondence, 2,700 manuscripts.” That is 91 years of work and inspiration to the modern world. He is probably most famous for his ideas about the Prairie School movement.
Curbed.com waded through all of his iconic work to pull key buildings, creating them with the help of illustrator Julia Rothman, a few of the amazing creations are pictured below.
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, 1954