Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) designed private residences, buildings of worship, office buildings, schools and ateliers, urban civic architecture, and even art museums. Wright united the indoors with the outdoors in his buildings. He highlighted landscape vistas, gardens, and waterfalls. His Prairie-style structures focused on what he called organic architecture which made his buildings stand out in the realm of 20th Century architectural history.
Wright was interested in devising architectural plans that encouraged visitors to make a pilgrimage to the front door of his private homes as is the case with the famous Robie House on the campus of the University of Chicago. He thoughtfully designed stained glass windows to fit within an overall design aesthetic. For instance, Wright’s colorful stained glass windows for the children’s playhouse of the Avery Coonley House in Riverside, Illinois focused on the family’s active lifestyle with young children.
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