About this artwork
One of the founders of the Prairie School of architecture, and renowned for his prodigous contributions to American architectural philosophy, teaching, and practice, Frank Lloyd Wright began his career in the Chicago office of [Dankmar] Adler and [Louis H.] Sullivan in the early 1880s. Wright established his own firm in 1893 and continued to practice until his death in 1959. In addition to his design work for buildings, furniture, decorative and graphic arts, Wright also wrote extensively on his architectural ideas. Amassed from various sources, this collection includes booklets, pamphlets, brochures, letters, transcripts of lectures, published articles, and photographs of and/or about Frank Lloyd Wright, his design projects, exhibitions, honors, lectures, writings, Taliesin East, and Taliesin West.
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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
- Currently Off View
- AIC Archives
- Frank Lloyd Wright (Architect)
- Wrightiana Collection
- Made 1897–2017
- Printed papers, correspondence, black and white photographic prints, architectural reprographic prints, color photomechanical prints, postcards, audio media, postage stamps, and photocopies.
- 6 linear feet (8 boxes), 5 oversize portfolios, and flatfile materials
- Gift from various sources, including: Frank Lloyd Wright, John Lloyd Wright, Judith Bromley, Bruce Goff, Leslie K. Haines, Wilbert Hasbrouck, Carolyn Howlett, William McNeal, Jr., John Weber, John Zukowsky and other unidentified sources.