Frank Lloyd Wright

Frank Lloyd Wright (1998) tells the story of the greatest of all American architects. Over the course of his long career, Wright designed more than 800 buildings, including revolutionary structures that changed the way we live, work and see the world around us.

  • Frank Lloyd Wright | Ken Burns & Lynn Novick: Frank Lloyd Wright

    View images of one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most famous designs, a private home called “Fallingwater,” in rural Pennsylvania, along with another of his designs, for the Guggenheim Museum in NYC. Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an innovative American architect and designer who developed a personal philosophy of design inspired by nature and natural forms. Wright called his approach “organic architecture.” This style emphasizes harmony between a structure and its environment. Even the materials chosen are designed with respect to their individual properties and their relationship to the whole. Wright designed everything from banks to churches. 

    Grades: 6-12