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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin, on 8 June 1867. His father deserted the family when Wright was sixteen. His mother was a strong-willed woman who had decided that her son should become an architect. Starting when he was seven, his mother tutored him in the art of building designs by playing with blocks and paper, a technique originated by Friedrich Froebel. Using a basic set of blocks and other simple materials, Wright drew plans for buildings and constructed them, furniture and all. At eighteen he went to Chicago to work in the offices of Louis H. Sullivan. As a designer and draftsman in the firm of Adler and Sullivan, Wright worked on some of their finest buildings, such as the Wainwright Building (1891) in Saint Louis. Most important, he absorbed much of the philosophy, design principles, and engineering knowledge of the two partners. He left...

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