Frank Lloyd Wright and the modern architecture

Frank Lloyd Wright and the modern architecture

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The art according to history has developed from one stage to another regarding technology and other advances (Orwell, 1984). The modern architecture perhaps in the 20th century is characterized by the use of the industrial materials like the steel, glass and maybe the reinforced concrete. The use of these materials in the building industries has made the technology be considered modern. In the modern technology, the needs of the modern society are first taken into consideration by the client’s request and wants. These requirements are from the town planning and costs, the housing for the bourgeois society. The modern architecture is based on the demands of the people not to the move of the specialists. The modern society has embraced the architectural arts by allowing their ideas to carry the day (Prudon, 2008).

Frank Lloyd sought to develop what he termed as the organic architecture that was based on time, specific to place and according to the needs of man in the society (Frank & Neil, 2008). Inappropriate to time, Frank meant that architecture that is based on what is happening currently in the society during the 20th century. He perhaps developed the art to meet the time frame of the community. In his building such the Robie house, he implemented the use of new and modern materials like the steel, the reinforced concrete. Additionally, using these materials, he was able to make a cantilever roofs, floors and perhaps open up the interior of the building. His work was to the requirement of time and the needs of the client’s. The building and any construction works made in this season have indicated some levels of development and improved modernism in all construction aspects (McQuire, 2013).


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McQuire, Scott. “From glass architecture to Big Brother: Scenes from a cultural history of transparency.” Cultural Studies Review 9, no. 1 (2013): 103-123.

Wright, Frank Lloyd, and Neil Levine. Modern architecture: being the Kahn lectures for 1930. Princeton University Press, 2008.

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