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Frank Lloyd Wright originated the Prairie Style (open plans, horizontality, natural materials) which was part of the American Arts and Crafts movement (hand craftsmanship, simplicity, function) an alternative to the then dominant Classical Revival Style (Greek forms with occasional Roman influences). he was also heavily influenced by the Idealistic Romantics (better homes would create better people) and the Modernist Movement. Particularly the Minimalists (less is more) and Bauhaus (form follows function) which was a mixture of DeStijl (grid-based design) and Constructivism (which emphasized the structure itself & the building materials)


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Prairie School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (276 words)
Prairie School was a late 19th and early 20th century architectural style, most common to the Midwestern United States.
The style is marked by horizontal lines, flat roofs with broad overhanging eaves, solid construction, craftsmanship, and discipline in the use of ornament, in contrast to previous 19th century design.
It is most associated with residences around Chicago built by a generation of architects trained, employed or influenced by Louis Sullivan, but does not include Sullivan himself.
artnet.com Magazine Reviews - Garrett's Attic (1183 words)
Each new house grew naturally and honestly from the needs of the people who would live in it and from the landscape, rather than from an historical design formula from the past.
Prairie School architects added furnishings, often of their own custom-design, along with art glass, integrated lighting, and landscaping, lending harmony and integrity to the whole.
The Prairie House reflects the search by Frank Lloyd Wright and his colleagues for an ideal, authentically American dwelling inspired by nature, shaped by human needs, and unified by a system of thoughtfully developed design principles.
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