Wright In The Cause Of Architecture

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Wright was also heavily inspired by Japanese Designs. He was first introduced to the Japanese world of design and architecture at the imperial Japanese exhibition that took place in Chicago at the Worlds Columbian Exposition. The characteristics of the Japanese architectures which influenced Wright greatly were the overhanging roofs, fluid and open spaces, and light coming in from every angle. Wright was really fond of the Japanese design’s simplicity while combining nature and geometry, which were two elements he believed were essential to create the ideal architecture. Another Japanese element that combined geometry and nature were the Japanese wood block prints. These prints represent simplicity and purity and they proved to have an important impact on his work and his design perspectives. Ward Willits House c.1901…show more content…
He called this “Organic Architecture”. Known for his opposition of the imposed defined styles, Wright worked hard to create his own architectural language that was true to his beliefs in design. Along with the rise of his design ideology he published the essay “In the Cause of Architecture” that set guidelines, suggestions and proportions that were the basis of his work. In his essay he lists a these suggestions when it comes to buildings: “ 1. Simplicity is the quality that defines the value of any work of art – (Spaces should be limited to only what is needed. Openings should be seen as part of the structure. Eliminate unnecessary ornamentation and detail. Build in unsightly equipment and appliances. Pictures should be used only as a part of the overall scheme. Build in as much furniture as possible. Take into consideration the whole as an integral unit. Use simple unbroken wall surfaces from the water table to the
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