The Life, Successes, and Failures of Architect Frank Lloyd Wright
Anthony Ambrosius Aurelius
“Frank Lloyd Wright’s father explained to Wright as a child that like a piece of classical music, a composer and an architect are one and the same, both plotting and planning ahead of time to create something magnificent.
Perhaps the greatest of all American architects, for over 70 years Wright created some of the most monumental and also intimate spaces in the U.S., designing everything from banks to businesses to resorts to churches and synagogues to beer gardens to art museums. During his lifetime, Wright was celebrated, then ridiculed and forgotten, then celebrated again, unlike any other American architect before or after him. Wright broke rules in life and art; controversial, notorious, and unpredictable, boasting of his genius with arrogance and bombast which outraged enemies and beguiled friends, risking his career in a series of scandalous affairs, and suffering through terrible personal tragedy. Wright had a center stage personality and when people toted that he was the “greatest American living artist”, Wright would tell those who said it, to forget the “American” and the “living” portion, as he believed himself to be and often announced himself as the greatest architect who ever lived.
Wright was a hustler and a self-promoter who exaggerated the details of his life story, inventing many of its details. Despite this however, Wright was an artistic and technical genius. Wright once said that if he had another 15 years to work, he could rebuild the entire country and change the nation.
Born, Frank Lincoln Wright in Richland Center, United States of America on June 8, 1867, just 2 years after the end of the U.S. Civil War, Wright was taught from a young age that he would someday be a great architect, building the modern world. Wright claims that his mother Anna, hung engravings of the world’s great cathedrals in her room and that when he was born she moved them to his room so that he could look at them as an infant and become familiar with architecture and design. Wright’s father William was a charming man who pursued all kinds of callings including becoming an educator, musician, politician, and preacher. Unable to satisfy his wife’s lofty aspirations, Wright’s childhood home was chaotic and turbulent. Wright often said”