Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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DateLecture
08 November 2017Frank Lloyd Wright.
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Frank Lloyd Wright.
Anthea Streeter
Wednesday 08 November 2017

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is acknowledged by many people as America's greatest architect. The lecture examines his long career, sampling the sheer variety of his work and versatility of his designs. It is astonishing to note that he was trained in the Arts & Crafts tradition in the late 19th century, and yet by the end of his career in the 1950s he was able to envisage a One-Mile-High skyscraper. Such was the breadth of his work. Wright’s greatest achievement was to “break the box”, supporting the roof with cantilevered beams at a certain distance from the corner of a building. This system of blurring the distinction between the inside and outside gave his work a highly modern appearance and was influential on European architects in the second decade of the 20th century.