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ERIC Number: EJ772478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6463
Looking and Learning: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright
Vatsky, Sharon
SchoolArts: The Art Education Magazine for Teachers, v107 n1 p33-34 Aug-Sep 2007
Frank Lloyd Wright was born and raised on the farmlands of Wisconsin. His mother had a vision that her son would become a great architect. Wright was raised with strong guiding principles, a love of nature, a belief in the unity of all things, and a respect for discipline and hard work. He created the philosophy of "organic architecture," which maintains that a building should develop out of its natural surroundings. From the outset, he exhibited bold originality in his designs and rebelled against the ornate neoclassic and Victorian styles favored by many architects of the time. He believed that the architectural form must be determined by the particular function of the building, its environment, and the type of materials employed in the structure. This article describes one of his architectural designs--the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. (Contains 3 resources and 3 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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