Frank Lloyd Wright

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A renowned and prolific American architect famous for designing numerous public buildings as well as residential homes. He is credited as the main contributor to the "prairie school" of architecture, established in the late 1800s and maturing in 1900. Prairie style architecture is characterized by comfort and spaciousness that is achieved through bold, plain walls; low, wide roofs; continuous windows; and large rooms that flow together in an open floor plan. The prairie-style homes designed by Wright in the early 1900s set the tone for the mass production of similar residential homes that were built all over the United Stated throughout the twentieth century.

Some of Wrights' famous designs include the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City (1959); the Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma (1956); and the Marin County Civic Center near San Francisco (1960-1976).

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