||Frank Lloyd Wright
Born: June 8, 1867
Died: April 29, 1959
Considered the most influential architect of his time, Frank Lloyd Wright was a pioneer ahead of his time and is easily America's most famous architect. Known for his organic architecture that blends with its surroundings, Wright's legacy is an architectural style that departed from European influences to create a purely American form.
Wright believed in architectural harmony with the natural environment and designed a wide variety of structures both public and private.
At age 65 (1932), published "An Autobiography" and "The Disappearing City," both of which influenced several generations of young architects.
After the Age of Seventy
In 1959, Wright died at age 91 in Phoenix, Ariz. So great is his fame that following his death, he was honored with his own U.S. postage stamp, as well as a song, "So Long, Frank Lloyd Wright," written by the popular musical duo, Simon and Garfunkel.
- At age 70 (1937), decided he wanted a more permanent winter residence in Arizona and began the construction of Taliesin West in the desert outside Scottsdale.Taliesin West would serve as Wright's architectural laboratory for more than 20 years.
- At age 71 (1938), Wright appeared on the cover of Time magazine
- At age 80-90, Of the more than 1,100 projects Wright designed during his lifetime, nearly one-third were created during the last decade of his life, after the age of 80, including three of his most famous buildings -- the Price Company Tower, the Beth Sholom Synagogue and his masterwork, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
- At age 86, Wright published "The Natural House."
- "The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes. "
- "If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger."
- "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you."
- "Television is chewing gum for the eyes."