Essay on Frank lloyd wright

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frank lloyd wright





It was a cool spring day with a light soothing breeze, flowers were

blooming, the grass as green as it could be. The light glistened off the mesmerizing

surroundings, and the babbling brook whispers in the distance. This is what Frank

Lloyd Wright would think about every time he was faced with a new project. His

love for nature is so profound and strong he says, “ I believe in god, only I spell it

nature” (quotations 1). Wright works with his bond with nature and gives it back

in what is called landscape architecture. His two finest masterpieces were

Fallingwater and Taliesin West. These two houses show how Wright can take any

area and build a beautiful and well preserved home while keeping in mind the

surroundings and showing how triumphant nature is. For more than 70 years,

Wright showed people new ways to build there homes and see the world around

them.

Frank Lloyd Wright left behind a rich legacy of beautiful houses and

buildings. He created an American style of architecture, and an example of what it

is to live life based on your own convictions. He created some of the most

monumental, and some of the most intimate spaces in America. He designed

everything including banks, resorts, office buildings, churches, a synagogue, a beer

garden and an art museum. From his first house to his final masterpiece Wright

had always tried to place nature into his projects. He believed in nature over all as

he said,” study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you

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(quotations 1). Wright was one of the most respected and influential architect.

“He described his organic architecture as one that proceeds, persists, creates,

according to the nature of man and his circumstances as they both change. Wright

started to call his work “organic architecture” as what would be called today

landscape architecture. He used this term because he would take the surroundings

of a project and “create a natural link between mankind and his environment” (life

and work 1). Wright always wanted to bring out the natural beauty in his work

and he did that by creating landscape architecture.

Landscape architects address specialized areas beyond what a traditional

architect do. Frank Lloyd Wright revolutionized the word landscape architecture.

Before him landscape architects mainly were limited to gardens around buildings.

Now it is one of the biggest parts of architecture as we know it. “ Landscape

architecture is the art and science of analysis, planning, design, management,

preservation, and rehabilitation of the land” (what is a 1). Now it covers a much

wider area including parks, malls, highways, and houses. In Wright’s work he

shows contrast in size, color, and texture of plant material as well as contrasts in

shady masses and open, sunny spaces, especially in relation to climate (Encarta 2).

To be a good landscape architect you have to be at one with nature and Wright

was 100% one with nature. He quotes, “ Nature is a good teacher, I am a child of

hers, and apart from her precepts, cannot flourish. I cannot work as well as she,

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perhaps, but at least can shape my work to sympathize with what seems beautiful to

me in hers” (Boulton 48). Wright says that he cannot produce something as

graceful an beautiful as nature but he will try to design something in parallel to it.

He feels so pasionate about nature that he wouldn’t do anything to harm it and do

everything to make his work in tone with it. Wright quotes,

Go to nature, thou builder of houses, consider her ways and do not be petty
and foolish. Let your home appear to grow easily from the site and shape
it to sympathize with the surroundings if nature is manifest there, and if not,
try and be as quiet, substantial, and organic as she would have been of she
had the chance ( Boulton 60).

If you take a look at a project oh Wright’s you would have to believe that he loved

and respected nature using landscape architecture to make it seem like his projects

were a part of nature.
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