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)
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 PrairieHouse 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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