Frank Lloyd Wright's Rejection of Modern Architecture

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Clark, Brady
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Pavlakis, Dean
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2023-04-28
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Rejection of Modern Architecture
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Frank Lloyd Wright is perhaps one of the most influential and well-known modern architects. Influential is certainly a justified description of Wright, yet modern is contentious. This is best shown in Wright’s utopia, the “Broadacre Project,” as he looks to create a society where the buildings reflect the natural landscape around it as well as the individual owner of the house. This evidence, as well as an exploration of the floor plans and designs of Wright, reveal that Wright might have been more opposed to the values of modern architecture, namely a rejection of uniformity and pure utility. Instead, Wright looked to make individualized spaces for his clients, combine utility with comfort, and base his designs on nature rather than the creations of humans.
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