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Frank Lloyd Wright (born Frank Lincoln Wright, June 8, 1867 – April 9, 1959) was an American architect, interior designer, writer and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures and completed 500 works. Wright believed in designing structures which were in harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture. This philosophy was best exemplified by his design for Fallingwater (1935), which has been called "the best all-time work of American architecture". Wright was a leader of the Prairie School movement of architecture and developed the concept of the Usonian home, his unique vision for urban planning in the United States. His work includes original and innovative examples of many different building types, including offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels, and museums. Wright also designed many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass. Wright authored 20 books and many articles and was a popular lecturer in the United States and in Europe. His colorful personal life often made headlines, most notably for the 1914 fire and murders at his Taliesin studio. Already well known during his lifetime, Wright was recognized in 1991 by the American Institute of Architects as "the greatest American architect of all time."

The Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio in Oak Park, Illinois, has been restored by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust to its appearance in 1909, the last year Frank Lloyd Wright lived there with his family. Frank Lloyd Wright purchased the property and built the home in 1889 with a $5,000 loan from his employer Louis Sullivan. He was 22 at the time, and newly wed to Catherine Tobin. The Wrights raised six children in the home. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 and declared a National Historic Landmark four years later.

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Dr.Azzouqa on November 12, 2012

Beautiful place.

Excellent shot.


Best wishes from Jordan.


Tomros on November 12, 2012

Good info, well done!

Like 20.

greetings, Tomas

Pom' Angers on November 12, 2012

YsL 3/21 ~ vale ~ pom'

Bernard Janowski on November 12, 2012

LIKE. Piękny kadr Marlene. Ładny dom. Dobry opis do zdjęcia. Pozdrawia Bernard

Very good photo! Like! Greetings Nick

Krystyna SIEG on November 12, 2012

LIKE...ładny dom i otoczenie.Świetnie go skadrowałaś. Pozdrawiam:)

İsmail Taşoğlu (yemt… on November 12, 2012

Hi Marlene,

Very beautiful view. Wonderful colors.. Very elegant shot..


Best wishes, İsmail

~Marlene~ on November 13, 2012

liuhs... Mustafa... Tomas... Pom'... Bernard... Nikos... Krystyna... and... Ismail...

Thank you all so much for the very kind words, the Likes and especially the Y*s. I appreciate it all very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Deodato Lourenḉo on November 15, 2012

Hello Marlene,

WOnderful photo of the home!




~Marlene~ on November 16, 2012

JOE... and... james2012...

Many thanks to you both for the very nice comments and the Likes, withe extra thanks to JOE, for the lovely Y*. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Burkhard Foltz on November 16, 2012

Super architecture, perfect view and a very nice picture!!!

LIKE 29 !!!

Best regards, Burkhard

~Marlene~ on November 17, 2012

Thank you so much, Burkhard, for the very kind words and the Like. I appreciate it and your visit!

Best regards, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on November 29, 2012

Very nice photo and info !

I love it! My friendly greeting ,Natuska

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  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2012/08/02 18:57:21