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Frank Lloyd Wright

Data de nascimento: 8. Junho 1867
Data de falecimento: 9. Abril 1959

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Frank Lloyd Wright foi um arquiteto, escritor e educador estadunidense. Um dos conceitos centrais em sua obra é o de que o projeto deve ser individual, de acordo com sua localização e finalidade. No início de sua carreira, trabalhou com Louis Sullivan, um dos pioneiros em arranha-céus da Escola de Chicago. Responsável por mais de mil projetos, dos quais mais de quinhentos construídos, Wright influenciou os rumos da arquitetura moderna com suas ideias e obras e é considerado um dos arquitetos mais importantes do século XX.

Antes de se tornar um dos maiores arquitetos de todos os tempos, ele estudou engenharia e, faltando poucas semanas para sua graduação, abandonou o curso e foi trabalhar em Chicago como desenhista no escritório de Silsbee, um arquiteto de renome. Tornou-se a figura chave da arquitetura orgânica, exemplificada pela Casa da Cascata, um desdobramento da arquitetura moderna que se contrapunha ao International style europeu. Foi o líder da Prairie School, movimento da arquitetura ao qual pertencem os projetos da Robie House e a Westcott House, e também desenvolveu o conceito de Usonian home, do qual a Rosenbaum House é um exemplo. Sua obra inclui exemplos originais e inovativos de edifícios dos mais diferentes tipos, incluindo escritórios, templos, escolas, hotéis e museus. Frequentemente detalhava também os elementos a serem empregados no interior de suas construções, tais como mobília e vitrais.

Citações Frank Lloyd Wright

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„If you would see how interwoven it is in the warp and woof of civilization … go at night-fall to the top of one of the down-town steel giants and you may see how in the image of material man, at once his glory and his menace, is this thing we call a city.“

— Frank Lloyd Wright
Context: If you would see how interwoven it is in the warp and woof of civilization … go at night-fall to the top of one of the down-town steel giants and you may see how in the image of material man, at once his glory and his menace, is this thing we call a city. There beneath you is the monster, stretching acre upon acre into the far distance. High over head hangs the stagnant pall of its fetid breath, reddened with light from myriad eyes endlessly, everywhere blinking. Thousands of acres of cellular tissue, the city’s flesh outspreads layer upon layer, enmeshed by an intricate network of veins and arteries radiating into the gloom, and in them, with muffled, persistent roar, circulating as the blood circulates in your veins, is the almost ceaseless beat of the activity to whose necessities it all conforms. The poisonous waste is drawn from the system of this gigantic creature by infinitely ramifying, thread-like ducts, gathering at their sensitive terminals matter destructive of its life, hurrying it to millions of small intestines to be collected in turn by larger, flowing to the great sewers, on to the drainage canal, and finally to the ocean. Lecture to the Chicago chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (1904); later published as "The Art and Craft of the Machine" in On Architecture: Selected Writings (1894-1940) (1941) <!-- Duell, Sloan, & Pearce publishers -->

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„It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth.“

— Frank Lloyd Wright
Context: It is where life is fundamental and free that men develop the vision needed to reveal the human soul in the blossoms it puts forth. … In a great workshop like Chicago this creative power germinates, even though the brutality and selfish preoccupation of the place drive it elsewhere for bread. Men of this type have loved Chicago, have worked for her, and believed in her. The hardest thing they have to bear is her shame. These men could live and work here when to live and work in New York would stifle their genius and fill their purse.... New York still believes that art should be imported; brought over in ships; and is a quite contented market place. So while New York has reproduced much and produced nothing, Chicago’s achievements in architecture have gained world-wide recognition as a distinctively American architecture. Lecture to the Chicago Women’s Aid (1918); later published as "Chicago Culture" in On Architecture: Selected Writings (1894-1940) (1941)

„No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it.“

— Frank Lloyd Wright
Context: No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other. Frank Lloyd Wright: An Autobiography (1932) page 168

„I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course..but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow.“

— Frank Lloyd Wright
Context: I'm no teacher. Never wanted to teach and don't believe in teaching an art. Science yes, business of course.. but an art cannot be taught. You can only inculcate it, you can be an exemplar, you can create an atmosphere in which it can grow. Well I suppose I, being an exemplar, could be called a teacher, in spite of myself. So go ahead, call me a teacher. Quote from an interview on the NBC television program, Wisdom- A Conversation with Frank Lloyd Wright (1953)

„I believe in God, only I spell it "Nature".“

— Frank Lloyd Wright, Truth Against the World: Frank Lloyd Wright Speaks for an Organic Architecture
As quoted in Quote magazine (14 August 1966)

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