Essay Analysis Of Lloyd Wright 's ' A Sense Of The Organic '

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In the late 19th century, another famous American architect — Franck Lloyd Wright, who was an employee of Sullivan’s studio, inherited Sullivan’s idea about relationship between form and function. Wright thinks that architecture should be loyal to not only structure and purpose of itself, but also time, site, and the environment. Based on the idea of organic architecture, combining his practice in “Prairie Style,” Wright had further developed Sullivan’s idea forward it to a more throughout theory of “organic architecture.” In the article “ In the Cause of Architecture” in 1908, Wright wrote, “A sense of the organic is indispensable to an architect; where can he develop it so surely as in this school? A knowledge of the relations of form and function lies at the root of his practice; where else can he find the pertinent object lessons Nature so readily furnishes? Where…” (Wright, In the Cause of Architecture, 1908) So it is obvious that his original understand of “organic” is mostly came from Sullivan’s idea of form and function. But in his article with the same name published in 1914, he wrote, “By organic architecture I mean an architecture that develops from within outward in harmony with the conditions of its being as distinguished from one that is applied from without.” (Wright, In the Cause of Architecture, 1914) He not only continued the concept of organic functionalism that grow the form from the inner core, but also brought the idea of considering exterior…

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