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Frank Lloyd Wright “Drawings 1893–1959”

Max Protetch Gallery

Frank Lloyd Wright’s unparalleled career spanned well over half a century. The longevity of his creative production inspires amazement, but it is his persistent evolution of ideas, the diversity of his built and proposed projects, his transcendence of style, and his synthesis of contrasting esthetic objectives into an organic unity that make him an unmistakable and lasting influence. His creative work encapsulates a history of contemporary architecture as esthetic resistance and resolution recapitulated, and presages the limitations of Modernism and post-Modernism.

Wright’s organic architecture was a search for cohesion based on classical foundations that had absorbed conflicting ideas. He sought the logic of architecture not in historicism but in sources and sensations adjacent to but independent of prevailing architectural theory. Wright understood the nature of American eclecticism, and

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