Facts about Frank Lloyd Wright USA Flag

Summary

Frank Lloyd Wright was a famous Architect from USA, who lived between June 8, 1867 and April 9, 1959.

Biography

Frank Lloyd Wright was one of the most prominent and influential architects in the first half of the 1900s. Today he is still considered America's most famous architect, and is still well known among many.

Architecture targeting the 1900s, the first two decades corresponded in many ways other art forms, but with one exception. The U.S. took for the first time a central position through the buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the hitherto greatest American architect.

Selection of famous buildings:
* Larkin Building, Buffalo (New York) (1904, demolished 1950)
* Unity Temple, Oak Park, Chicago (1906)
* Robie House, Chicago (1909)
* Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania (1935-1939)
* Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York (1943-1959)

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 54 quotes who is written / told by Frank, under the main topics: Architecture, Art, Politics, Technology.

Related authors: Anne Baxter

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lloyd_Wright

Famous quotes by Frank Lloyd Wright (54)


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"The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen"
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"Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances"
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"Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet. He must be a great original interpreter of his time, his day, his age"
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"A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it"
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"If it keeps up, man will atrophy all his limbs but the push-button finger"
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"An architect's most useful tools are an eraser at the drafting board, and a wrecking bar at the site"
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"Art for art's sake is a philosophy of the well-fed"
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"Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles"
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"Organic buildings are the strength and lightness of the spiders' spinning, buildings qualified by light, bred by native character to environment, married to the ground"
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"Organic architecture seeks superior sense of use and a finer sense of comfort, expressed in organic simplicity"
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"Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall"
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"Space is the breath of art"
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"Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you"
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"Simplicity and repose are the qualities that measure the true value of any work of art"
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"Respect the masterpiece. It is true reverence to man. There is no quality so great, none so much needed now"
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"To look at the cross-section of any plan of a big city is to look at something like the section of a fibrous tumor"
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"The truth is more important than the facts"
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"Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral"
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"TV is chewing gum for the eyes"
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"The space within becomes the reality of the building"
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"The present is the ever moving shadow that divides yesterday from tomorrow. In that lies hope"
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"The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings"
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"The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization"
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"The longer I live, the more beautiful life becomes"
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"The Lincoln Memorial is related to the toga and the civilization that wore it"
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"The heart is the chief feature of a functioning mind"
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"The architect should strive continually to simplify; the ensemble of the rooms should then be carefully considered that comfort and utility may go hand in hand with beauty"
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"The architect must be a prophet... a prophet in the true sense of the term... if he can't see at least ten years ahead don't call him an architect"
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"Television is chewing gum for the eyes"
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"New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent"
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"Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain"
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"Mechanization best serves mediocrity"
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"Maybe we can show government how to operate better as a result of better architecture. Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world"
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"Life always rides in strength to victory, not through internationalism... but only through the direct responsibility of the individual"
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"Less is only more where more is no good"
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"I have been black and blue in some spot, somewhere, almost all my life from too intimate contacts with my own furniture"
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"I feel coming on a strange disease - humility"
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"I believe totally in a Capitalist System, I only wish that someone would try it"
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"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature"
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"Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students, and turns them into prunes"
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"God is the great mysterious motivator of what we call nature, and it has often been said by philosophers, that nature is the will of God. And I prefer to say that nature is the only body of God that we shall ever see"
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"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities"
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"Get the habit of analysis - analysis will in time enable synthesis to become your habit of mind"
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"Freedom is from within"
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"Form follows function - that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union"
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"Eventually, I think Chicago will be the most beautiful great city left in the world"
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"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose the former and have seen no reason to change"
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"Bureaucrats: they are dead at 30 and buried at 60. They are like custard pies; you can't nail them to a wall"
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"Buildings, too, are children of Earth and Sun"
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"An idea is salvation by imagination"
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"All fine architectural values are human values, else not valuable"
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"A man is a fool if he drinks before he reaches the age of 50, and a fool if he doesn't afterward"
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"A great architect is not made by way of a brain nearly so much as he is made by way of a cultivated, enriched heart"
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"A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines"


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