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Frank Lloyd Wright – A Genius in Design

3 December @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

“The mission of an architect is to help people understand how to make life more beautiful, the world a better one for living in, and to give reason, rhyme, and meaning to life.” FL Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an American architect, designer, writer, and educator. Prolific in a creative output spanning 70 years, Wright designed more than 1,000 structures many instantly recognisable today as iconic masterpieces. He practiced and promoted a harmonious concept he called Organic Architecture. The philosophy underscored a building be at one with the environment in which it stood and complement the owner for whom it was designed. This integration led to Wright’s almost obsessive attention to detail sometimes designing the furniture, rugs, lighting, objets d’arts and even the dinnerware for his clients. Be it his Prairie School of domestic architecture prior to WW1, or his later Usonian House becoming a model for post war suburban architecture worldwide, the influence of Wright in residential, commercial and public buildings cannot be overstated.

It is my personal pleasure to welcome back to KCWC Dr. Gregory Votolato, a senior lecturer at the V and A as well as an instructor at the Royal College of Art. Greg is himself an architect, as well as a curator and author of several essays, articles and books on 20th century design, technology and culture. And my friend!

 

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