Gazette – June 2017 – The Wright Stuff

The 150th Anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth on June 8, will refocus attention on a most celebrated and influential American architect, interior designer, writer, philosopher and educator. His enormous legacy can be seen as the creator of some of the most innovative and iconic spaces in more than 1,000 architectural works. Many of his signature masterpiece structures still stand today, and will offer tours and dedicated events as part of the celebrations. In Florida, the campus of Florida Southern College in Lakeland is a little-known Frank Lloyd Wright treasure. It has the largest concentration of Wright designed structures and includes the exquisite Annie Pfeiffer Chapel. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and as Wright said, “…out of the ground and into the light, a child of the sun.” The Wright Designs With a career that spanned more than 70 years, Wright became one of the most innovative, interesting and controversial masters of 20th-Century architecture. He created an impressive number of houses, offices, churches, schools, skyscrapers, hotels and museums with an unwavering belief in his philosophy and theories of architecture. He fundamentally changed the design profession. The following are some of the highlights of his genius. Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous home, Fallingwater, was designed for the Wisconsin on June 8, 1897 to a Welsh

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