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Frank Lloyd Wright - Architect Extraordinaire
Frank Lloyd Wright
"Explore some interesting facts about Frank Lloyd Wright's personal life as well as his architectural achievements."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
What did Wright's mother do while he was a baby to foster the idea of architecture?
helped him draw pictures of buildings
read books on architecture to him
hung drawings of famous buildings around his bed
took him to see famous buildings
When Wright reached the age of seven, his mother introduced him to a visual education method using wooden blocks and paper shapes. What was the name of this method?
When Wright was around eleven, his parents sent him to work each summer on an uncle's farm in rural Wisconsin. Why did they do this?
wanted him to earn his own money
wanted to toughen him up
he didn't get along with his siblings
wanted to get him away from big city life
What upheaval in Wright's life forced him to be on his own at age eighteen?
his father died
his parents divorced
his family disowned him
his father's business failed
Wright's first opportunity to do some architectural design work came when he got to assist Chicago architect Joseph Silsbee. What type of building did they design?
In 1887, what was Wright's first design to actually be built?
a building for his aunts' school
a house for his mother
a house for one of his uncles
a building for his brother-in-law's business
When designing, Wright considered the materials, the land, and the occupants as well as the function of the structure. With what phrase did Wright express this theory?
Forn Follows Function
Function Follows Form
Function First, Form Follows
Form and Function Are One
Before turning forty years old, Wright did something scandalous that impacted his reputation. What did he do?
used substandard materials to save money
stole another architect's design
cheated a business partner
abandoned his family
At which of Wright's houses did a 1914 fire destroy everything except his studio?
Wright became famous on an international level with his design of the Imperial Hotel. In what world capital was the hotel located?
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