Wikipedia Tour: Famous Architects
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Frank Lloyd Wright’s name powerfully evokes the style he pioneered and which gained him renown. But although the solid construction and deliberate horizontal lines of Wright’s Prairie School are some of America’s most recognized architectural features, other architects have shaped our national cityscape as much as, if not more than, Wright himself. In our Wikipedia Tour of Famous Architects, we shine light on the creative visionaries in America that have sculpted metal and glass into striking buildings. These are artists of the most imaginative sort, crafting hard, unforgiving materials into shapes and forms that dazzle the imagination: steel becomes fluid and weightless in Frank Gehry’s hands, while delicate glass soars to dizzying heights in the designs of Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill. Explore the minds that have delineated our skylines and given us art of the most magnificent sort.
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Welcome to our _Wikipedia Tour: Famous Architects_. Each day we’ll send you a link to a new article about a famous architect on Wikipedia. The introduction to each day’s article is included in the installment so you can choose to read just the introduction or the full article.
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